AN action group has been set up in Stow to provide help for the elderly and vulnerable during the coronavirus outbreak.

With the over-70s and anyone with underlying health conditions being urged to self-isolate, collecting medication and going for groceries is proving difficult.

Stow Covid-19 Action Group is offering to provide a delivery service to anyone in the village who needs it.

And they are also hoping to provide daily soup deliveries to people in self-isolation.

Stow Covid-19 Action Group is being organised by local businesswoman Jemma Macvie.

She told us: "We want to organise a service which will include delivering orders made and paid directly with Stow Post Office, collecting and helping Stow Medical Centre with prescription deliveries, phoning or video calling someone in isolation to keep them company, and collecting parcels or posting mail.

"We're also looking at setting up a soup group, where people in the community will make home-made nutritional soup and deliver to those in need for a small charge to cover the ingredients."

Leaflets are being distributed around Stow to highlight the group.

And a Facebook page has also been created.

Jemma added: "I have set this up to help the elderly, ill and vulnerable residents of our community.

"I have been in conversations with other businesses and groups in the village and together we are working as a team."

Anyone who is fit and healthy, and not showing any coronavirus symptoms, and would like to volunteer should contact Jemma at