OTLEY businesses are going the extra mile to help supply vulnerable residents during the coronavirus lockdown.

Many firms and shops have responded to the ‘stay at home’ restrictions by starting up free delivery services for those who have to self-isolate. Otley BID is keeping details on those businesses that are offering deliveries at www.otleybid.co.uk/covid-19-otley-open-for-business.

Chair Tom Hatley said: “While this is an incredibly challenging time for the high street and Otley’s many small businesses and shops, it is heartwarming to see the number of traders who are pulling out all the stops to keep those in need supplied with vital goods.

“This positive spirit in such difficult times is indicative of Otley’s wider community spirit.”

Otley BID is also now, with Visit Otley and Otley Energy, investigating the viability of creating a centralised delivery scheme for the town.