Holt Coronavirus Action Hub....

We will circulate key town information relating to the ongoing Coronavirus that may help. This information is subject to change. Contact details are supplied where possible. Please consider and check before making any necessary journey into town.

Please contact sarah@loveholt.com with any useful information or any questions you may have and we will endeavour to help.

Town & District Council / Government information

There is a new central helpline NNDC council number to call 01263 516000

New community hub now set up at The Venue - NB THIS IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

NNDC has identified 10 co-ordination hubs throughout North Norfolk, The Venue (Community Centre) being one. These hubs will be staffed by volunteers, adhering to strict rules on safe social distancing. These hubs are primarily there to ensure the vulnderable and those sheilding under the 12 week rule maintain access to food and medicines . Holt's hub will be working with and not seeking to replace any organisation or volunteer effort already in place.

The Holt Town Council office situated at Nelson House is now closed.

The Town Clerk and Financial Manager will be working from a home base and are available by appointment.

For any query or to register support or volunteer at this time, please call 07385579068 for assistance.

Grants are now available for any charity based in Holt whcih aims to help the community of Holt town during the Coronavirus outbreak - please see the Holt Town Council website for further details and application form.

The Venue (Holt Community Centre) is closed

Holt library is now closed

Holt allotment society has postponed its April AGM and plot/garage rent renewals till further notice.


Kelling practice

GP appointments now closed, nurse appointments still available.

Kelling Surgery reception number is 01263 712461


Now taking seven days to process instead of the usual three.

Call Jono Read on 07958 808758 or email readjono@gmail.com if you are able to help deliver prescriptions (and you are happy for your contact details to be shared)

Continue to order your prescriptions in the usual way.

Please email sarah@loveholt.com for full description on prescription proceedure.

Maretts Chariots 01692 406818 have also offered to deliver prescriptions to patients who usually collect medication from Holt, Melton or Blakeney surgery and are self-isolating or who are concerned to come to the practice to collect their medication. This is a temporary offer and will be withdrawn at such time as Maretts Chariots can no longer provide this service.

Boots Chemist/dispensary Holt High Street 01263 712160. Please call to find out their opening times and proceedure.


Hennie from Parker and GIllam's available for one to one appointments pre-booked times for any desperate dispenses, repairs and children dispenses.

Message From Melanie Bougard Pharmacy Operations Manager

The Practice does not have capacity to co-ordinate help from volunteers but we would be happy to receive any information that you provide and pass it on to patients who are in need of assistance.

Holt Caring Society 01263 711243 has drivers that can collect and deliver prescriptions.

NHS Mind Awareness

Food and supplies - those still open

Budgens supermarket (and home delivery service too) 01263 713734

Benbows fruit and veg 01263 714003

P&S Butchers Revised opening times: 7:30am - 1:30pm Mon-Sat We are also offering a home delivery service. Contact us on 01263 713227

Bird Ventures (Chapel Yard) pet supplies and home deliveries 01263 710203, salesbirdventures@aol.com

Posh Pets (New Street) pet supplies 9 - 4

Allards Butchers - Open 7am - 2pm, Monday to Saturday. Offering home delivery service, call 01263 715569.

Holt Food Bank - located at and hosted by the Holt Youth Project

opening times are 1.30pm - 5pm Fridays only vouchers required no perishables

contact Julie 07747 533371 (run by Tom at Cromer food bank 07826 376343)

Back To The Garden are offering a home delivery service. Nothing we can see on their website so we'll post all the information here -

We certainly are doing deliveries, we deliver every Tuesday and Friday or we also offer a click and collect service both of which we take can take payment over the phone. With click and collect we can pop it straight into the boot if needed or leave close by so there is no contact. Our opening hours are now 8:15 untill 3:30, and then from 3:30 – 4:30 is our click and collect window, everything is on offer, our deli is fully stocked and so is the butchery counter, we have loo roll, pasta but no chicken unfortunately (the storms earlier in the year wiped out our sheds )

We ask the people email over there order as our phone lines are extremely busy webshop@back-to-the-garden.co.uk , orders for delivery need to be received by 12 the day before so we have time to process everything. There is a product list available, please email and Joseph Lloyd (Events and Restaurant Manager) can send.


There are no time restrictions on bus passes. 

Sanders bus company posting regular updates to all services on their website.

Holt Taxi's still operating 01263 715707 or 07825 076985

Greater Anglia Railways yet to update their site

Education & child care

All schools now closed.

Holt High Street & Traders

Useful links to Government advice

Holt solicitors Hayes and Storr - Furlough leave

MHA Larken Gowen (voluntary Love Holt accountants) Government update and Business support

Interruption Loan Scheme

NNDC business help news

New Anglia Growth Hub website for businesses in need of advice and support at this time.  

Those still open (ex food/pet shops) or trading online

House and Garden Shop - trading via Instagram and Facebook

Utopia The Unexpected Gallery - trading online plus free delivery for April

Folly and Roses - trading online via Etsy sending out Monday's only

Woofers and Barkers - trading online and via Instagram and Facebook

Sprout Interiors - new website now up and running :)

Bircham Gallery is trading on line and is on Instagram and Facebook too

Parker and Gillam has 50% on all sunglasses. All posted on their Facebook and Instagram accounts - £4 postage plus all nhs workers get 20% off

Watson's are still trading online

Tess Ainley Gallery - selling on Instagram under the hashtag #artistsupportpledge

Jeremy Barlow - still trading online

Natural Surroundings - delivering peat free compost, wild bird food, bird feeders, plants and seeds in the Holt area. Payment by card, ‘contactless deliveries’ (i.e. leave things in a safe place) minimum order of £20 01263 711091

Useful contacts

Holt Corona Virus Support Group Facebook page

Father Howard at St. Andrew's Parish Church have set up a pastoral help line for those who are isolated, anxious, and alone. The phone number is 07393559028.

Home Instead Senior Care – Holt – covering North Norfolk


Contact – Rebecca Trezise

Contact Numbers – 01263 650983 / 07376 790475

Norfolk Foundation has launched a Coronavirus Response Fund.

National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal isa nation-wide trust working closely with local organisations set up under the auspices of The Red Cross.

Things to do - please email in your suggestions and we'll share them online

Just in the process of rewriting the April emailer - look out for alternative things with a town theme you can responsibly do.