Malmesbury Town Council COVID-19 Update – 24th March 2020

Please find following our latest update. It is also on our FACEBOOK page.

In the last two weeks your Town Council staff and volunteer Town Councillors have been in discussions across our Community about how best to help vulnerable individuals and families in the local community during COVID-19 situation.

In light of last evening’s Prime Ministerial announcement we are bringing forward plans to establish co-ordinated volunteer activity to support our local community. We will be working in partnership with HEALS, our local charity with specialist skills in this area.

 Malmesbury already has a fantastic family, neighbour and street support in place. Our new partnership is aimed to provide additional back up help.

It should help resolve problems around essential food order and collection, prescription collection and support well-being. We expect other requirements may emerge.

It is not an Emergency service so continue to access those in the usual manner.  

 The co-ordinated activity will provide:

  1. An opportunity for Volunteers to register and then to safely help people they don’t already know.
  2. An opportunity for people to request help (or for others to let us know about people who need help) and for these requests to be connected as safely as possible with the help of volunteers and other providers can give, or suitable advice given.
  3. A framework using the skills, knowledge and links already in place in HEALS to support vulnerable people and families.
  4. More information will be announced tomorrow morning including full contact details.

Other actions:

  • Our play parks are closed with immediate effect. Signs will be placed confirming this today.
  • We are continuing discussions with community groups, and other local service providers, to make sure all activities we can help with are as co-ordinated and supported as possible.

We will continue to update you all as quickly as we can and urge you all to follow the Government’s instructions and Stay Safe.

Thank you

Richard Spencer-Williams - Town Clerk
Campbell Ritchie - Deputy Mayor

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