Local businesses are helping to support the community response during the coronavirus pandemic.

Carr's Flour Mills Ltd are working to keep food on peoples' tables by making a donation the Community Coronavirus Response being coordinated by the Maldon and District Community Voluntary Service.

Rob Munro, MD Carr’s Flour Mills said "We wanted to do what we can to help local people during this difficult time.

"Our staff have been milling at a frantic rate supplying customers and keeping the nation fed. The staff at Maldon have been making heroic efforts to get product out."

Magnox, who are responsible for decommissioning Bradwell nuclear power station, have also provided their support to the community response to fund critical work and provisions.

Gwen Parry Jones, Chief Executive, said: "This work is vital and a key part of Magnox’s response to COVID-19 is to help other organisations deal with the pandemic wherever we can.

"In this time of national crisis, Magnox has agreed with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority that we should make available up to £25,000 at each site from the Magnox Socioeconomic Scheme for use by local community groups on COVID-19 related activities.

"Magnox is committed to assisting the communities surrounding our sites, as our communities have supported us for over 50 years, and we hope this funding will go some way to supporting the essential work being delivered."

Cllr Adrian Fluker, said, “The COVID-19 outbreak has brought disruption, financial hardship and heartache to everyone.

"But it is in such times that we often see the very best from people and the true spirit of our residents, communities and businesses.

"I am heartened to hear the wonderful stories of local people and especially the efforts of volunteers in protecting the most vulnerable in our community.

"We have also seen many local businesses contributing to the response."