Carlo’s Trattoria at Newlands Corner offers take-away meals

Full details of what is on offer every day, and the new Easter three course meal, can be found on the website: here’s an extract –

This week I have created an EASTER special 3 course set menu of chilled food to be heated for a minimum of 2 people as well as a new slightly changed list of individual dishes both chilled and frozen to select from and our house wines.  It is still my hope, depending on supplies, to change the set menu each week.  Cooking/reheating instructions will be provided.

Hopefully you will agree that the collection service in our car park went smoothly and that there is no need to change this – as with last week we will ask that you stay in your car and we will bring your order out to you.

Collections are to be made between 11am – 4pm Friday and Saturday and 11am – 2pm Sunday.

So that I can plan ahead all orders for the weekend are to be received by 3pm Thursday 9th by calling 01483 224180 or emailing   Card payments will be taken over the phone the night before your food collection.

Message from Good Neighbours – it’s a success, and it’s working!

April 1st 2020
Thank you so much for all the kind offers of help during this difficult time. Over and above our usual kind group of volunteers at the Care Committee we have received an overwhelming  response of an additional 21 people willing to collect and deliver groceries and prescriptions in and around Chilworth.
Thank you so much. As people are becoming more  aware of our service we have been receiving a steady stream of requests left on our answer phone (01483 538886) for help from 11 people needing shopping and medicines collecting.
Thank you again to everybody.

Waverley launches Stay at Home Directory

Waverley launches Stay at Home Directory

 Waverley Borough Council has built a searchable database of businesses offering these services in the borough by working together with our local town and parish councils. You can find it at:

Alongside all the traditional takeaway favourites, there are categories for shops and pharmacies, gardening and DIY, health and fitness, pet services, education, professional services and more. You can even search for businesses by category or local area.

Note – Waverley is our next Council to Guildford, and the boundary is very close to Chilworth

Fresh fruit and veg available seven days a week at Guildford street market – but collect only

The good news is that a fruit and veg stall is to open in North Street seven days a week until further notice to provide the town with fresh fruit and vegetables.  Collect only.

Facebook link –

Food deliveries will be on Thursdays to Chilworth – Farncombe Fresh Foods

Please note this update from Farncombe Fresh Foods, who have just started deliveries very locally to households.
Farncombe Fresh Foods Wholesale:  fresh, dry, tinned and frozen food, fresh mixed fruit boxes and vegetable boxes and in house butchery.
You can phone an order, and pay by credit/debit card.  See website for details.
Delivery day for orders for Chilworth is Thursdays.   £5 delivery charge applies to individual addresses unless over £50.
Where people club together and share an order with one person paying for the whole order, and with one delivery address, then the order is delivered free if it comes to more than £50.  However please take care to avoid contact when you split up the multiple order and distribute it.
01483 268020
6pm to 12am Sunday-Thursday
Mixed fruit and for £15,  and smaller boxes of mixed fruit or of mixed vegetables are available for £7.50 – see website

Want to help your neighbour, but don’t know how to let them know?

Chilworth has lots of ideas for helping your neighbours –

Village-wide:  Chilworth Care Committee will be sending out a leaflet to every household, asking for volunteers to go on the Village Register

Street/Road/Lane wide:  See on this website how to set up a WhatsApp group, to keep in touch with your near neighbours by mobile phone

As an individual: Please find a form below that has been shared with us by our Albury neighbours that you could print out, and use to push through your neighbours’ doors.  However, please be sure to identify yourself clearly and maybe offer some verification because unfortunately there have been examples of scams.  Click on the image to enlarge and print.  Please also consider letting Cathy Brown from the Care Committee know you’re helping:  so she knows who is active in the village.  Thank you.

Self help? how to set up your street/local WhatsApp group to support each other

In addition to the village initiative co-ordinated by ChilworthCare Committee, some locals are forming small, very local self help groups, where neighbours look out for each other.

Old Manor Lane has set up a WhatsApp group, and it would be great if other Roads, Streets and Lanes in Chilworth might do the same – here’s how to do it.  You need a mobile phone to be part of this.

1. Get the app WhatsApp.  This is free to download to your mobile phone
2. Start a group called [the street name] Community

3. Email everyone (you could drop a note through the door if you don’t have email addresses) to ask if they wanted to be in the group, and ask them to download the app using the above link if they don’t already have it.
4. then get their mobile phone numbers and added them to the group.
Old Manor Lane group gave four people in the group Admin rights so multiple people can make changes to the settings etc.

At home, and a knitter? Suggestion for a Knitting Group for Squares!

Lynne Bramble, a Chilworth resident, has suggested that anyone who is presently stuck at home might like to get out their knitting needles and any spare wool, and start knitting squares, in the company of other like-minded people.

It is hoped this might bring people together during this corona virus crisis, by phone or email, as well as being a simple and very useful thing to do with spare time.

If you might be interested, please get in touch with Lynne Bramble, who will suggest the size of share to knit, and co-ordinate anyone who is interested.

Then, when the situation eases, the squares can be brought together and stitched into blankets for the needy.  Lynne is reaches on