South Knighton Community Events

Help with shopping in South Knighton

If you want help with shopping then we have a list of people who are willing to help. 

If you can help with shopping then we would like to hear from you.

Email with your name and contact details and we will try to meet your request or offer. Please make it clear in your email whether you are needing or offering help.


Local shops that can or may be able to deliver Updated 30th March:

Knighton Stores (still known by some as Flynns) can deliver to self-isolated people and can also arrange for food to be collected.  You need to ring them beforehand and place your order and pay for it.  It can then be collected kerbside.

Holbrook News on South Knighton Road is open only for one hour each day from 09.30 - 10.30  

Queens Road and around

Check these shops Facebook pages for details of changes to opening hours.

The Tiny Bakery on Clarendon Park Rd is open in the mornings from 9 to 12 and at the time of posting was delivering orders made between 8.30 and 11.30.   


The Allotment vegetable shop is open 1.30 to 4.30 Tuesday - Saturday but only for boxes ordered by email and collected. They will take orders by email only for self isolated people who have no-one able to shop for them.  They have a small number of volunteers who are delivering on their behalf.

Archers butchers will deliver to self isolated people and can be contacted by phone 0116 2707876, messenger or email

Green and Pleasant Wholefoods has closed its physical shop but gone online and will deliver orders over £30 to local addresses including South Knighton.  Their stock list can be downloaded here Green and Pleasant stock list 

of temporarily (24th March) to review how they can provide a safe service

Christopher James delicatessen has now closed until further notice

Central Leicester: the market remains open for fruit and vegetables; the food hall is open with meat, cheese, fish (Friday and Saturdays only) counters. See the latest news at their website including details of whjch stall holders are making up hampers for collection or delivery.

AED for South Knighton

South Knighton Community Events (SKCE) with the support of St Guthlacs Church are asking all residents of South Knighton and users of Holbrook Hall to help us raise funds for an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to be sited outside Holbrook


Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a leading cause of premature death but some lives can be saved……the quicker a casualty is treated by defibrillation the greater chance of success. Seconds count though and with the ambulance service under strain, having AEDs in every community makes complete sense. Holbrook Hall is a well-used community venue alongside a busy church and a populated area of South Knighton.

How do they work?

When a member of the public dials 999, if a community AED is within a radius of 500m, the 999 operator directs the caller to collect an AED if appropriate. AEDs are designed for use by the public and will not work on a casualty who doesn’t need it.

I’m scared to use it though!

As part of the East Midlands Ambulance Service project they offer community training in CPR and familiarisation in the use of AEDs but even without this training anyone can use an AED. The machine gives you verbal step-by-step instructions.

What funds are needed?

The funds raised will go to purchase an AED (approx £1200), its installation and the purchase of replacement and paediatric pads.

How to Donate

You can donate here

Or if you would prefer to make a cash donation please bring it to Helen at 43 South Knighton Road (please pop it in an envelope with your name&address and I will issue a receipt!).

Want to see more?

Watch this video made by the London Ambulance Service