Support during Coronavirus Emergency
West Bagborough Support During Coronavirus
We are all beginning to think about how we might cope if, or when, this virus starts to significantly affect our community. We know that many of us have lots of supportive neighbours / family members who will be there to support those who might need help during the peak.
So, we are not trying to impose upon that informal arrangement but would like to offer to set up and manage a list of those parishioners who would be willing to help wherever it may be needed in the Parish.
The idea is that Parish Councillors would have a list of contacts who are willing to help if they can. Help could be anything; simply phoning to have a chat with someone who is quarantined at home on their own; walking a dog; doing a bit of shopping, collecting medication from the pharmacy etc.
Parishioners would be able to approach Councillors or the Parish Clerk who would then arrange for someone to contact them. Clearly availability may change over time but the Council would update the contacts as soon as they are advised. So if you would like to be put on the list please either:
Phone or speak to one of the Councillors or the Clerk. OR
Send contact details (phone email and name) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other media help pages.
If you use Facebook a new page has been set up here. Early days but it will become another place to post offers of help and information. https://www.facebook.com/groups/875449059573996
IF YOU KNOW A NEIGHBOUR OR FRIEND WHO DOESN’T USE OR HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET PLEASE TELL THEM ABOUT THIS INITIATIVE.
Local Business Support
We should also get to know about other support that is available as it is put into place by either local businesses or Local Councils/Central Government and will publish those on our website
For example, we already know that the Farm Shop in Bishops Lydeard is offering free delivery to those in quarantine during the crisis. They ask that orders are either emailed email@example.com or phoned to 01823 433973 the day before if possible and they will aim to deliver in the afternoons. Obviously these sorts of offers from local businesses should only be used where essential. Otherwise those in significant need may not be able to get the help they need.
Issued by the Chair of West Bagborough Parish Council. 16th March 2020
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