Community Support


Community Message

As a community we have a strong network of volunteers who are willing and able to help those neighbours and friends with needs and concerns.

In doing this we fully recognise that COVID-19 is contagious virus. We will take every precaution to ensure volunteers minimises risks to themselves and those that they are trying to help. They will make every effort to avoid physical contact (2m distance). They will be asked to wash hands regularly and items for pick-up and delivery will be left on the doorstep.

There are plenty of volunteers on standby to provide help in all kinds of ways if you are feeling lonely or isolated,

Kilburn Parish Council, Kilburn Institute, Kilburn Parochial Church Council, Kilburn Women's Institute

Coronavirus Support fROm North Yorkshire County Council

Read the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) information from North Yorkshire County Council:

Access your county council services online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at

81749_Covid-19 community support A4 poster_FINAL.pdf

Safe Walking During THE Coronavirus Outbreak

Notice from Kilburn Parish Council

Safe Walking Guidance Note.pdf

Community Networks

We have two Kilburn Community Support (KCS) networks which are being used to distribute messages between those in need and those able to provide support and encouragement in the Kilburn and Olstead communities. One is an email Network and the other is a WhatsApp Network. If you want to join these networks please contact

The purpose and intent of this new web-page is to provide Parish Residents with links to resources and support that potentially improves our environment and sustainability. Check it out for information on Recycling, Upcycling, Water Conservation, Energy Conservation, Green Home Energy and Grants & Incentives

Visual Link to Greener Kilburn Webpage

The purpose of this new web-page is to provide Parish residents with a map of all the house names and locations in Kilburn and High Kilburn. This map has proven invaluable when stopped by a delivery driver looking for a house in the Parish!

Locally Available Food & Beverage Including Deliveries

We have contacted several local companies and pubs who are offering to provide support to the Kilburn and Oldstead Communities in the form of food supplies and ready meals. The goal of this information is to help those who are trying to manage their level of social interaction by limiting their visits or totally avoiding to crowded shopping areas.

If you have a good experience with a supplier of outlet please send a note to and we will share it with others on this page

Details as follows:

  • The Forresters Arms in Kilburn Village Square is running a shop (8am to 6pm, daily) with a good selection of provisions, milk, eggs etc. They are also running a Saturday Bakery for pre-orders and a take-away meals service on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday. See poster below for ordering details:

FA takeaway menu.pdf

  • Fruit, veg and eggs

The Thirsk Greengrocer is offering to deliver to Kilburn on Tuesdays. They will do a standard box for £15 or a large box for £25 or you can make your own individual order. Contact:

Tel 01845 527899 or

Note: These deliveries need to be picked-up from the old Village Shop at the top of the Kilburn Village Square unless other arrangements have been made.

Carl's Flowers, Fruit and Veg will make home deliveries to Kilburn addresses on Tuesdays - please message Carl via his Facebook Page or call him on 07591694577 to place your orders.

He is providing a mixed fruit box for £10, mixed veg box for £15 and a mixed salad box for £10. He can also provide milk and eggs on request. Payment via cash, BACS or Paypal.

He will drop at your door-step and avoid all contact.

  • Fresh Meat Products

The local butcher - C.R Horner is open 6 days a week

The Abattoir, Kilburn. YO61 4AG

Phone: 01347 868365

Johnsons Butchers in Thirsk is taking orders and Kilburn community volunteers have offered to pick-up orders for those who are isolated and cannot pick-up an order.

Johnson's of Thirsk

1 Kirkgate, Thirsk, YO7 1PQ

Phone: 01845 523212 / 07973 117354

  • Fresh Fish Delivery

Hodgson Fish of Hartlepool is providing a delivery service and frequently visits Kilburn.

01429 273169

Helmsley Brewery is delivering beer in bottles and on 'beer in a box' packaging. Bottles will be £30 for a box of 12 and 5 litre beer boxes will be £20 and £25 including two glasses and two beermats. Please email Kyle directly, if you are interested in receiving fresh local beer and supporting a local business at this most challenging of times. There will be no delivery charge to Kilburn and the surrounding area.



Helmsley Brewing Co.


  • Wine deliveries - Helmsley Wines offer a free local delivery service within a 10 mile radius of Helmsley, which covers Kilburn and Oldstead. Customers can order either online at or calling Jayne on 01439 770829. Generally they are delivering twice a week in the Kilburn Oldstead area.

Helmsley Wines

4 Bridge Street


North Yorkshire

YO62 5BG

Our shop is well stocked and open from 9am. 🥔🥕🥦 Includes some pre-cooked meals.

Bring your own Tuppawear, reusable bags and refillable bottles if you can.

We can deliver any orders over £20, and we can even provide you drinks from the pub too just let us know what you fancy!

01347 868214

March 25 at 6:30 PM ·

Good evening

We would like to thank everyone for their support it means a lot.

We are trying to do our bit in these difficult times to help you. After speaking to some of our local customers we understand that getting to supermarkets and shops is proving difficult in self isolation.

So put are putting on a food service for collection.

We are selling:

. Meat from Tancred Farm Shop

. Veg boxes

. Milk

. Eggs

. Potatoes

. Cream

. Cheese

Anything else please ask we will try our best

Call us on 01845 501265 and order before 12pm for next day collection

Thanks from The Carlton Team

  • Pre-cooked food - Several local cafes and restaurants are offering delivery bread, deli, ready cooked food, or re-heating or pick-up of meals - see next page of details of menus.

Need to Mail Something?

If you have a letter or parcel to mail, try the Post Office Click and Drop Service and pay for the postage using your PC, Tablet or Phone. If you cannot leave your home then contact and we will arrange the pick-up and drop!

Here is the link: Click and Drop

Update on the Community Fuel Syndicate

Below is an extract from a message received by members of the Lower Swale Oil Syndicate. If anyone is not aware of the oil syndicate and would like to join or have more details, the contact for our area is Simon Le Gassicke of Coxwold, email


It has been another very successful year for the group of oil co-operatives of which you are a member, with an annual volume now around 1.8 million litres, and a saving to members in excess of £123,000 by comparison with, and considerably more against normal market prices. The price at the beginning of October was 24.80ppl + VAT compared with 47.87ppl at the same time last year!

You may remember that our agreement with Tate does not apply to orders placed in December (this is an incentive to order outside Tate’s busiest period), so to take advantage of the special Syndicate pricing you either need to order before the end of November, or place an order during December for delivery in January, but you do need to make it clear when ordering that it is for January delivery or you will be charged ordinary market price.

Staying Connected Virtually

The following article provides a good overview of the services and tools available to stay connected to family, friends and neighbours if you are isolated in your home. If you need help or support getting connected please email

Please read this important message and guidelines below regarding staying safe on-line in this time of crisis;

Get Safe Online Advice Re Coronavirus

Dear Resident,

You, Coronavirus and staying safe online

We all have enough to be concerned about from the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. That’s why our online experts have put together some top tips about how to protect yourself, your loved ones, finances and devices from the scams that are currently circulating. As well as advice about keeping yourself and your organisation protected whilst working from home.

To see more about online safety during this uncertain time visit .

Stay well and stay safe online,

The Get Safe Online Team


Support from the Church

Please follow the link to St Mary's Kilburn Church Page which includes several resources offering support and guidance in this difficult period including live streaming of services.


A number of movie musicals have been added to BBCiPlayer to perk up viewers as venues remain shut. The films come predominantly from the Golden Age of Hollywood, including Carousel (1956) and Top Hat (1935).

For those of you who prefer the radio to the computer screen, every Friday BBC Radio are broadcasting new drama and classics.

Reading & Books

If you are running short on reading materials check-out the Open Library as a source of free source of on-line ebooks:

Practical "Lock-Down" Hints & Tips

Keep Your Car Healthy - you might need it in an emergency!

  • Avoid a flat battery by starting and running your car for about 15 minutes every 1 or 2 weeks.

  • If your car is unused for several weeks it should be moved every so often to avoid "flat spots" on the tyres cause by the same part of the tyre carrying the static weight of the car.

  • Ensure you have sufficient fuel

  • Keep the Tax and Insurance up to date

If you need help looking after your car in this period please contact

Important COVID-19 Links and Notices

North York Moors National Park

You might want to read this statement from the Park following the Government’s announcement Sunday May 10th. ‘

Stay apart. Act responsibly. Save lives.’

UK Government Response to COVID-19

UK NHS Site for COVID-19

Hambleton District Council Response to COVID-19 including Business Support Grants

Latest BBC News on COVID-19

NYLRF - Briefing for Town and Parish Councils.pdf

If you have any questions or urgent needs please email: or one of the Parish Councillors (see Parish Council Page for contact details)