A MEALS on wheels service has proved so popular it is being rolled to other villages.

Set up by Essex Outdoors West Mersea Town Council, the service is delivering more than 150 meals a week to more than 30 senior citizens and vulnerable families in Mersea.

Now Essex Outdoors is also working with care agencies to extend the service to pensioners and vulnerable families living in the surrounding villages of Peldon, Abberton and Fingringhoe along with Great and Little Wigborough.

All of the meals provided are cooked and prepared by the chefs at Essex Outdoors and are collected by one of the 13 voluntary delivery drivers and then distributed.

To sign up to the service email office@westmersea.org or call 01206 489240.