A group of Llanfair Caereinion residents have come together to help people in the town who are finding it difficult to access the help they need amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Organised by Llanfair Caereinion Town Council, volunteers will help with arranging deliveries, picking up shopping and medication, posting mail, urgent supplies, topping up electric or gas keys, as well as a friendly phone call.

In a statement, Llanfair Caereinion Town Council said: “We would like to support the community that we live in and ensure that nobody is left isolated or without support.

“We don’t ask for anything in return, we just believe in helping each other in a time of difficulty.

“We are your local neighbours and not a professional body. We can only offer help within reason, and in ways we can also stay safe.”

Town councillors were due to distribute leaflets with information in Welsh and English to households and businesses on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Llanfair Caereinion county councillor Gareth Jones said: “If you need help or can offer help in the coming weeks please get in touch. As ever the guidelines are constantly changing for up to date information please refer to Welsh Government guidelines.”

Residents who are isolated and need help, or would like to support by joining the organising group to coordinate support can phone town council clerk Vickie Griffith on 01938 850461 or on 07785 288895, or e-mail llanfairtowncouncil@gmail.com, or Cllr Jones on 01938 810296.