‘Roscommon Responds’, which will be launched in the coming days, is a Roscommon Chamber of Commerce initiative aimed at helping local householders, and businesses, during the Covid-19 crisis.
The initiative is being undertaken with the support of Roscommon LEADER Partnership and in conjunction with the Roscommon People newspaper.
‘Roscommon Responds’ is a home delivery system aimed at ensuring that local businesses can reach customers at this time of crisis.
Brendan Allen, who was recently elected as President of Roscommon Chamber, said: “Working with Roscommon LEADER Partnership, we are creating a network of people (and logistics) to arrange delivery of orders to people in the Roscommon Town catchment area”.
It is felt that the initiative will provide a vital service to householders, and also be a lifeline (at least to some degree) for the local economy – which is reeling from the impact of Covid-19.
Also, by putting a workable plan in place now, it ensures that a delivery system will be up and running in the event of a full lockdown.
Roscommon Chamber is now inviting all businesses in Roscommon Town who feel they can get involved in this project to make contact now (see contact details on opposite page). The Chamber is stressing that this initiative is open to ALL businesses (not just Chamber members). In fact, membership to Roscommon Chamber of Commerce is free this year (see www.roscommonchamber.com).
The project will be trialed in Roscommon Town and environs first, but every effort will be made to expand the Roscommon Responds network so that the service is available to as wide a catchment area as possible in this most challenging of times for the public.
* A full list of participating shops will be available in the coming days on www.roscommonchamber.com and on roscommonpeople.ie
How it works
- Call in your order with your favourite shops in town and pay over the phone
- They will coordinate delivery to you via the LEADER Partnership network, using social distancing procedures
- All will be done in the safest possible way (observing social distancing guidelines) in these sensitive times