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SUPPORT AND ADVICE FOR CLINICALLY EXTREMELY VULNERABLE
The Government has outlined its roadmap out of the lockdown, with a gradual easing of restrictions over the next few months that will apply to everyone. In addition, the vaccination programme continues to be rolled out to everyone, with prioritisation based on the advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). This will help pave the way for restrictions to be safely lifted.
Although the advice to shield has ended, clinically extremely vulnerable people must continue to follow the rules that are in place for everyone.
We are also advising clinically extremely vulnerable people to continue to take extra precautions to protect themselves. You are advised to follow the practical steps described below to minimise your risk of exposure to the virus.
Getting help and advice
If you need help and support:
- In the first instance, you should ask trusted family, friends or neighbours to collect or organise shopping for food and essentials, and medicine or prescription collection on your behalf.
- If you don’t have anyone you can ask for help, you can contact Health and Social Care Connect (HSCC) on 0345 60 80 191 (open 8am to 8pm 7 days a week including bank holidays) or email Health and Social Care Connect - firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the above support the following businesses are also offering a delivery service;
Battle Bakes & Cakes, call 01424 772236
Butchers Hook, call 01424 774525
1066 Butchers, call 01424 777792
Cook (frozen food), call 01424 777279 or visit website www.cookfood.net/shops/Battle
Ffrench's Fish, call 01424 272100 (free Battle delivery Wednesday & Saturday)
Jempsons, Email Battle@jempsons.com with order request, name, address (inc post code) & telephone number OR call 01424 774097 (select option 3) leave your name and telephone number for a call back
The Battle Town Council Annual Report is here.
Download a copy of the 2020-2021 Annual Report here, filled with updates from all the Battle Town Council Committees. You can also pick up a hard copy from the porch of The Almonry Building.
Update to Almonry Project March 2021
A provisional date for the repairs and maintenance to The Almonry has been agreed with contractors for Monday 26thApril 2021. The work should take approximately16 to 20 weeks to complete. During this period Council staff will be based at The Old Court House, North Trade Road, Battle.
A grant of £7000 has been received from Rother District Council’s Community Grant Fund. The Town Council was also offered a Grant from Historic England’s COVID-19 Emergency Heritage at Risk Response Fund, however there were strict conditions that required the emergency work to start immediately and be completed as a separate phase to the remaining work. The Town Council and its chosen contractors were unable to meet these conditions as the resulting substantial increase in costs would negate the grant award. For this reason, regrettably the Town Council were unable to accept the grant.
The Town Council is awaiting confirmation of approval from the Public Works Loan Board for a loan facility of £600,000 to cover the cost of these work, although only funds required will be drawn down.
Information relating to the project, including previous meeting documents, can be found at battletowncouncil.gov.uk. Alternatively please contact
email@example.com or call 01424 772210.
As we are all encouraged to stay local, the challenge of keeping everyone entertained can require a little thinking outside of the box. If you would like to explore all there is to see and learn about the beautifully historic town of Battle then why not try one of Battle Town Councils beautifully designed fun trails. Whether you are a visitor or proud local resident, there is always something new to explore and the Battle Through Time spy trial will set you off on your very own top-secret mission. If entertaining the kids is proving a challenge, why not try the Battle Activity Book, filled with fun for little (and big) ones. For more information please see the Visiting Battle pages.
The pandemic has had a huge effect on our community, with a number of fantastic volunteers stepping in to help those in need. We are now seeing a slowly changing environment, with high street shops opening their doors and play parks reopening. We are still sharing help and support during Covid-19 on our website as we transition through these challenging times. Battle Town Council are also offering post Covid-19 recovery grants to eligible businesses to help aid recovery. Alternatively please see gov.uk for latest COVID-19 news and guidance.