Coronavirus update

Over the last few weeks, we have been working hard to support our residents through this difficult time.

Cllr Sue Ellis delivering prescriptions to residents who are self-isolating

We’ve helped with over one hundred food parcel deliveries and dozens of prescriptions to residents who are self isolating or who have found themselves in financial difficulties.

And whilst the government seems set to ease restrictions over the coming days and weeks, it is important that we all continue to follow the advice carefully. Sadly we are aware of a small number of people from our area who have passed away as a result of COVID-19.

Cllr Hoddinott with the Sunnyside Supplies provisions

In other news:

  • Cemeteries and burial grounds are now open again to visitors, so long as social distancing rules are followed.
  • Household Waste sites, including Lidget Lane, are open again, operating reduced hours and with traffic management in place. Please only use these sites if you cannot dispose of your waste in your bin, or store it for longer.
  • Garden waste (brown bin) collections start again this week. If you subscribe to the service please leave your bin out on the usual collection day. Please also remember that your subscription must be up to date and displaying this year’s blue sticker (not last year’s green sticker) in order to be emptied. To renew your subscription (or start a new one) please click here.
  • Bus and public transport timetables are likely to change again in the coming weeks. Please click here for the latest information.

Last week, Cllr Chris Read discussed the council’s response to the crisis at the first formal Scrutiny meeting since it began. You can download a summary of the council’s response by clicking here, or listen back to the meeting here. And for a local government view of how the last few weeks have played out – and why the government must work with councils over the weeks and months to come – please click here.

Information about our Sunnyside Supplies work

And remember, if you need to get in touch, you can do so in all the usual ways.

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