The Risborough Basket

Published: 30 June 2020

Firstly, we would like to thank you for supporting our Fruit and Vegetable service proudly delivered by the Risborough Basket.

When we launched on the 30th March, we had no idea how popular the Risborough Basket would be and how it would all work.  Starting with two small mobile phones and armed with pens and paper the phones rang continuously from 10am till 2pm every day. As we grew, we streamlined the service with new IT and logistics and at the peak of the Fruit and Veg Scheme, we were processing over 100 orders a day.

We could not have served you, our residents if it were not for a huge group of volunteers that have supported our scheme these past twelve weeks. Answering phones, handling logistics and dispatch, collecting High St orders, picking our produce, and our team of delivery drivers safely delivering goods to your homes.  We could not have done this without them, so on behalf of everyone at Princes Risborough Town Council, we thank them all.

As life returns to a new form of normal, we have seen a very substantial fall in orders for fruit and vegetables and many of our volunteers are returning to work. So, Friday 3rd July will be the last day for orders for fruit and vegetables from the Risborough Basket.

We are pleased to confirm that our Fruit and Veg Supplier, Colin has returned to his usual position under the Market House every Saturday. Also, if we to experience a second spike or localised lockdown, let me assure you we will work with Colin to bring Fruit and Veg back to the Risborough Basket.

Finally, all other shops and services from risboroughbasket.co.uk will continue to be delivered free to your homes and we have big plans for the future of Risborough Basket that we look forward to sharing with you very soon.

Once again thank you for your support it is deeply appreciated.

Cllr Matthew Walsh & Cllr Alan Turner