Breckland Mobile Food Store

Breckland Mobile Food Store is formed in partnership with Norfolk Community Foundation and Breckland Council, and is delivered byKickstart.

The service provides:

  • Affordable, healthy, nutritious food and store cupboard staples at a reduced price
  • Friendly, expert staff who are trained to offer wider support
  • Help to address challenges such as debt management, mental health, and wellbeing issues
  • Signposting to a range of services offering further support
  • A membership that residents can join for a one-off fee of £3 per household

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Day of WeekTimeLocationSite Address
Tuesday09:30 - 10:30Swanton MorleyVillage Hall
Tuesday11:00 - 12:30BawdeswellVillage Hall
Tuesday13:00 - 14:00BeetleyAshley Road
Wednesday09:30 - 10:30ShipdhamAll Saints Church 
Wednesday11:00 - 12:00CarbrookeThe Community Hub
Wednesday12:30 - 13:30Saham ToneyThe Oval
Wednesday14:00 - 15:00AshillAshill Community Centre
Thursday09:30 - 10:30NectonNecton Community Centre
Thursday11:00 - 12:00NarboroughNarborough Community Centre
Thursday*13:00 - 14:00*TittleshallVillage Hall, High Street*
Friday10:30 - 11:30WeetingThe Row (next to the bowls club)
Friday12:30 - 13:00East HarlingThe Park, Park Court
Friday13:15 - 13:45East HarlingRecreation Ground

The route has been developed with scope to evolve, working with local communities to understand needs and demand for such a service. This guidance gives information on how you can request Breckland Mobile Food Store to stop in your area.

How do I get the bus in my area?

The bus operates on a weekly timetable and due to capacity, will need to monitor the route carefully during the first year. However, if residents, parish councillors or local groups identify the scheme as relevant for their area and it's not currently scheduled to stop at a neighbouring parish, the following steps should be taken:

  • Identify and where possible, collate evidence of need.
  • Email the Breckland Council Ward Member and Breckland Community team to arrange a call or meeting:
  • Provide any relevant supporting evidence ahead of the meeting, or request support with this if it's not available

Examples of Evidence

Breckland Mobile Food Store will provide affordable, healthy, nutritious food and store cupboard staples at a reduced price, to those who need it most. This could be for reasons of low-income, an inability to access local shops or nearby supermarkets, or an inability to cook and/or prepare food.

With its purpose in mind, the route should be carefully planned using data to inform the need. This could include, but is not limited to, some or all of the following statistics:

  • Levels of low-income and/or unemployment
  • Levels of fuel poverty
  • Number of children in receipt of free school meals
  • Number of isolated residents (such as for reasons of ill health or lack of transport links)
  • Local data from experience of serving the community (including number of residents accessing help from community groups)

Any report may also include reference to the lack of local facilities, the effects of economic issues on local communities, or other specific issues that support a proposal for Breckland Mobile Food Store stopping in your area.

What happens next?

  1. Breckland Council Officers will liaise with Kickstart, the service provider, to ensure the route is accessible and there is capacity in the timetable.
  2. Breckland Officers will write a short report detailing the proposal and evidence of need.
  3. Contact your local shop to determine their view and see if they can support the wider ambitions of the bus.
  4. The report is presented at the Parish Council meeting for discussion and approval.
  5. Once approved, the route is agreed with Kickstart.
  6. The new stop is promoted, with support from the local community. Literature will be provided.

Last updated: 03/01/2023 15:09:41