Walton on Trent Parish Council

Serving the people of Walton on Trent

Clerk RFO: Laura Storey
Walton on Trent Parish
Council, P O Box 8108, Derby
Derbyshire DE1 0ZU

Tel: 07941 052009

Updated information from SDDC re COVID 19

Good Afternoon

I am unsure what information and updates you are receiving so below maybe of interest:

The Greenbank Leisure Centre is now ready to accept food parcels for repackaging and delivering food parcels. CVS will be handling logistics using their contacts, SDDC staff and, in time, volunteers.

CVS will be looking at, but not exclusively at 3 categories of support:

- Shielded (the most vulnerable)

- Secondly, known vulnerable,

- Thirdly, those in fuel poverty.

Please note that Shielded residents need to register with the Local Resilience Forum if they haven't already on 01629 535091.

It is this group that are the often quoted 1.5 million people needing the most help.

The CVS foodbank is now located in Greenbank.

Support for businesses

We are continuing to support local businesses who have been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Government has announced two schemes to support businesses: Small business COVID-19 grants (£10,000) and Retail, hospitality and leisure COVID-19 grants (£10,000 or £25,000). Our staff will administer the grants. More information is available on our website: Businesses: COVID-19 guidance

E-books to borrow

Although libraries are closed at the moment, Derbyshire County Council is continuing to provide this vital service online: you can borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers or eMagazines from the Derbyshire libraries website free of charge.

The service is open 24/7 online and there is a wealth of titles to choose from.

Public transport for key workers

Thank you to all the key workers whose roles mean they have to come into their usual place of work.

Our colleagues at Derbyshire County Council have updated the information about buses and trains running reduced timetables during the pandemic, for key workers and essential journeys only.

Timetables are subject to change at short notice.

Links to timetables on operators' websites

PLEASE NOTE:- Greenbank Leisure Center is strictly CLOSED to the public and food WILL NOT be freely distributed to any casual visitors.

Anyone wanting to request food from the foodbank or for the vulnerable listed below please contact projectsupport@sdcvs.org.uk and a collection point will be arranged with you.

CVS will be handling logistics using their contacts, SDDC staff and, in time, volunteers.

CVS will be looking at, but not exclusively at 3 categories of support:

- Shielded (the most vulnerable)

- Secondly, known vulnerable,

- Thirdly, those in fuel poverty.

Please note that Shielded residents need to register with the Local Resilience Forum if they haven't already on 01629 535091.

Regards

Councillor Amy Wheelton
T: 07973 909509

Email: Amy.Wheelton@southderbyshire.gov.uk

www.southderbyshire.gov.uk

Posted: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 09:14 by Parish Clerk

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