New electric bike food delivery service in Halifax for people who are self-isolating

DeliverHX is an innovative new food delivery service which delivers straight to people’s door for FREE if they are isolating or are at higher risk from COVID-19. The scheme is a great way to support independent businesses and is also good for the environment as deliveries are made by electric bike.

Calderdale Council have teamed up with Totally Locally and Cargodale to provide the service, after successfully bidding for £50,000 from the Government’s Department of Health and Social Care.

Customers simply order their food and other essentials online from Halifax Borough Market traders, and some other Halifax town centre shops, at www.deliverhx.co.uk They make one secure online payment and their items are delivered for free the next day by carbon neutral electric cargo bike.

This is a 3 month pilot at the moment, but if it is successful they hope to extend the delivery service beyond this period. Options are also being discussed for DeliverHX to work with food banks to deliver to families needing food parcels, who are identified by food bank operators as needing to isolate.

The scheme is free to selected shop owners and market traders, and all deliveries made are free of charge to both businesses and customers in the HX1 area and other nearby postcodes.

To find out more and to organise your delivery, visit www.deliverhx.co.uk