‘Roscommon Responds’ gathers momentum

By Paul Healy

The ‘Roscommon Responds’ initiative (see details on page 11) is already having a very positive impact – for householders and businesses alike.

Mr. Paul Clabby of Roscommon LEADER Partnership told the Roscommon People on Wednesday: “We have already seen an increased demand from people and businesses availing of this initiative, and we are actively working to support local businesses to maintain service provision and assist with deliveries to households”.

‘Roscommon Responds’ is a Roscommon Chamber of Commerce initiative aimed at helping local householders, and businesses, during the Covid-19 crisis.

The initiative has been 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.

The initiative will provide a vital service to householders, and also be a lifeline for the local economy – which is reeling from the impact of Covid-19.

This week we are publishing a list of participating businesses (page 11). Roscommon Chamber invites other businesses in Roscommon Town who feel they can get involved in this project to make contact now. 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 is being trialled 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.


How it works

  1. Call in your order with your favourite shops in town and pay over the phone
  2. They will coordinate delivery to you via the LEADER Partnership network, using social distancing procedures
  3. All will be done in the safest possible way (observing social distancing guidelines) in these sensitive times