COVID-19 Update

Published: 16 March 2020

We realise that many residents will be extremely concerned about coronavirus and the impact that it might have on services provided by the Town Council. We have been working on contingency plans to keep essential services running, even in the event that our workforce is affected by Covid-19. Please be assured that our priority is to continue to provide essential services to our residents wherever possible.

We are in constant contact with local partners including neighbouring councils & NALC (National Association of Local Councils) to ensure we are fully prepared and working effectively together to keep the town running.

It has been encouraging to see residents working together to help support and protect the most vulnerable and those affected in our community. The scale of coordinating this is too great for the Town Council, so we are delighted that residents are stepping up and taking the lead.

Changes to the current plans are happening daily. At this time we still plan to hold a brief Annual Town Meeting, to meet our legal and statutory requirements, but as the situation moves on, this may yet be postponed as government plans change. In either case the evening will not include the awards ceremony of previous years and will be brief and minimal.

At this time we continue to urge people to follow the Government advice:

Exercise regular and thorough hand washing for a minimum of 20secs using warm water and soap, or use hand sanitiser where this is not possible.
If experiencing a fever or new persistent cough, self-isolate for 7 days.
If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or you are in one of the ‘at risk’  groups visit NHS111 online or call NHS on 111.

We will continue to provide ongoing updates on our website and social media to ensure local people have the latest information and advice about how Covid-19 is affecting the town and what they should do.