During this health crisis, the Parish Council will strive to keep residents informed and work to help all in the village
The Government website has frequently updated information, and what you should be doing to keep safe https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
NHS advice can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
A leaflet should be delivered through everybody’s door in the next few days – our Vice Chairman Cllr Duval is taking calls and co-ordinating volunteers on 01832 735943 or 07951110552
IF YOU ARE IN ISOLATION AND HAVE RUN OUT OF ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES OR HAVE ANY CONCERNS AND NEED HELP PLEASE CALL
AND LEAVE YOUR NUMBER.
30th March 2020 Northamptonshire County Council have instructed that all play areas are to be closed. This means that the Rec on the High Street is not to be used until further notice.
31st March 2020 Northamptonshire Community Resilience Service has launched a Coronavirus Support Line
The new support line, which goes live today, allows those who cannot leave their homes under current restrictions and those who have nobody to call upon for help, to request support in getting access to food, prescriptions and other vital services that they require.
Those requiring help are asked to call the support line on the following number.
0300 126 1000 (option 5)
Individuals can also email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for help.
Updated advice on what Parish Councils can and can’t do during this time is available from our advisory body Northants Association of Local Councils
East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) is asking residents to consider options such as the council’s garden waste scheme or composting waste, instead of lighting bonfires, to be more considerate to neighbours and protect the respiratory health of the vulnerable during the pandemic.
The council’s garden waste scheme allows residents to sign up for £55.00 a year and receive a 240L bin that is emptied once a fortnight, alongside the household’s recycling bin.
Alternatively, residents could consider purchasing a compost bin via a company like getcomposting.com or storing garden waste in a safe, dry place until local HWRCs re-open.
If you have no other option but to light a bonfire, the ENC’s Environmental Health team advise that you follow these tips:
- Never burn household rubbish, plastic, rubber, furniture foam or tarred felt;
- Do not light a bonfire if it is wet or windy;
- Never leave a bonfire unsupervised or leave it to smoulder. Douse it with soil or water if necessary;
- Avoid burning at weekends and on Bank Holidays, warm sunny days or other times when your neighbours may want to enjoy their gardens;
- Site the bonfire so that it causes least disturbance to your neighbours; this may include taking into account the wind direction;
- Only burn dry material, this will reduce the amount of smoke produced.