Get in touch with Mark if you want meals on wheels

A food delivery service will be extended to Morpeth and Pegswood if there is enough interest.

Sunday, 26th February 2017, 2:55 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 7:39 am
Mark Baxter of the Copper Kettle in Ashington is looking into including Morpeth and Pegswood in the cafes meals on wheels service. Picture by Jane Coltman.

The Copper Kettle in Ashington supplied what was then the WRVS with freshly-made hot food for people over many years.

The service stopped when numbers reduced but Mark Baxter, owner of the café, started its own meals on wh-eels provision five years ago.

It has proved successful and now he is looking into inc-luding Morpeth and Pegswood after being contacted by a disabled man living in the town.

Mr Baxter said: “These me-als are available to everyone, although they will particularly benefit house-bound pensioners and disabled people.

“We deliver the fresh hot food five days a week and I can also provide meals for Saturday and Sunday that can go in the fridge on a Friday.

“It costs £4 for the lunch, plus 50p for dessert, but I don’t make any money from it as this just covers the costs of the service.

“This will also help family members as they know their loved ones are getting a different hot meal each day.”

Morpeth town councillor Alison Byard has been raising awareness of the service across the town and village, with support from a few Pegswood residents, as she believes it would be “a very useful service for quite a few people in the two communities”.

To register your interest, call Mr Baxter on 01670 815568.