Southwell Torpedos

We are still providing delivery services to anyone in the area who is staying home to stay safe - whether that is because you are continuing to shield, or maybe you have been asked to isolate by the track and trace service.

We have also recently launched our "Cabs For Jabs" service in conjunction with Minster Five 2s Private Hire, click here for more information, and Library Book Delivery too (see below).


Prescription  Delivery

Working with local pharmacies - this is now up and running.

Food and Essentials

Delivering to your doorstep - this is now up and running.

A FREE cab service to get over 60s and clinically extremely vulnerable people  to Newark Showground and back if no other means of transport is available - click

Working with Inspire, our volunteers can delivery books

click here and follow "home delivery" links

Phone numbers and links for national and local health and well-being organisations - click

What we are helping with?

If you are staying home to stay safe,  we can help with the following:


We cover Southwell (Nottinghamshire) and the surrounding area.

If you are staying home to stay safe, call 

01636 330005 
Phones are staffed daily 9am to 5pm, with 24 hour answerphone

Calls are answered via the Southwell Town Council Hub who will direct you to a volunteer


Can you help?

We are run by volunteers and are sure to need more help in the near future, but at the moment we have temporarily paused requesting more. We are really busy working through everyone who has applied so far. Thanks to all of you who have completed our form.

We will switch the "volunteer button" back on soon, so please keep an eye on this page. Thank you! 

We are also raising funds to sustain our work into the future - on Please click the button to see more.


About Torpedos

Southwell Torpedos was founded in March 2020 in response to the Covid-19 crisis. Torpedos is an anagram of "doorstep" which is where we provide help. Our local volunteers have made hundreds and hundreds of deliveries since then.

We are now established as a community support group with an appropriate constitution, managing committee and bank account.


We're working with Southwell Town Council, who take telephone calls at their central hub.

At some point, hopefully soon, the Covid crisis will end. However,  we're planning to continue with Torpedos into the future - backed by the amazing volunteers who've joined the group.

If you know of anyone who you think needs help, please let them have our number: 01636 330005.
Facebook:  @southwelltorpedos
Call via the Southwell Town Council Hub on 01636 330005 (includes 24hr answerphone)