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Coronavirus help

18/03/20;Generalnews

If you can help out with some small jobs to help out those in self-isolation, why not download the card, fill it in and pop it through your neighbours' letter boxes.

Download card here

Coronavirus (COVID 19) Information

Covid-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. You should stay at home if you have either:

• A high temperature
• A new continuous cough

You can find out more advice using Worcestershire County Council’s coronavirus information page. http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/coronavirus

Please be advised of the following impacts on Town Council Services:

Town Council Owned Assets
In line with Government issued guidelines, all play areas, sports pitches and courts as well as the Skatepark at Victoria Park will be closed until further notice.
All parks and green spaces remain open for use as part of daily exercise and we request that all users observe the social distancing measures as follows:
• Keep 2 metres or 6 feet away from other people
• Keep to small groups of no more than 2 people, unless they are members of your own household
• Stay away from busy areas

Allotments
The Council’s allotment sites remain open as the Government have stated that allotment holders can still visit their plots to take daily exercise on their own or with members of their own household
Cemetery
The Town Council will strive to continue with interments at Great Malvern Cemetery. All bookings are to be made through funeral directors and regrettably there will be no services held in the Chapel for the immediate future.

Please note that the vehicle gates will remain closed until further notice unless a funeral has been booked. The pedestrian gates will remain open.

Sports pitch bookings
There will be no football or rounders bookings until 1 May at the earliest.

Events
The Town Council has taken the decision to cancel all of its events until the end of May with a further review of events scheduled for later in the year. This impacts the following:
• Earth Day
• Health and Wellbeing Fair
• Peaks Challenge Walk – rearranged for Saturday 5 September
• V E Day Commemorations
• Bands in the Park – concerts have been cancelled until the end of May


Meetings
All non-essential meetings have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. A scheme of officer delegations is in place which allows the continued running of Town Council services.

General Information
The Council offices are now closed with Council staff working from home where possible.

If you wish to contact the Town Council please leave a message on the Town Council’s answering system. These messages are being picked up remotely and someone will get back to you 01684 566667

Alternatively you can send a message to the contact emails below;
townclerk@malvern-tc.org.uk
ldavies@malvern-tc.org.uk

Information about services at Malvern Hills District Council such as Council Tax, Refuse Collection, Financial Support for Businesses and Housing can be found through the following link:

https://www.malvernhills.gov.uk/covid-19-update

 

What do I do if I need help?

If you need help during this difficult time and would like to be contacted by a helper or volunteer, please fill in the Here 2 Help form on the Worcestershire County Council website.
Please only complete this form if you need help over the coming days and we will aim to get back within 24 hours.
If you do not have access to the website you can call Community Action Malvern & District on 01684 892381

I would like to volunteer?

If you want to help volunteer to deliver food and supplies to elderly and vulnerable people then please complete the Offer of Help form on the Worcestershire County Council website.