Parish Council Update 24 March 2020


Following the Council’s announcement on 17 March, the Council would like residents to be made aware of the following: –

  1. All meetings and events scheduled for the foreseeable future are postponed until further notice.  This includes Full Council meetings and sadly the VE celebration scheduled for June.
  2. All play areas in the Parish have been closed (24 March) until further notice.
  3. At its meeting on 16 March the Council gave delegated authority to the Clerk to make decisions on behalf of the Council (in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman).
  4. All decisions made under this delegation will be recorded in writing and published on the Council’s website.  This delegated authority ceases upon the first meeting of the Council.
  5. For those residents who have set up community response groups, please follow advice on the following website  It would also be helpful if the administrator of each group contact One Community to register the group and seek further advice regarding safeguarding and GDPR regulations. One Community can be found at   
  6. For our most vulnerable residents who need assistance, please either contact One Community (above), St Toms Church (telephone 02380 695786) or the Parish Council on 02380 692403 and we will try to assist you in getting the help you need. A more structured coordinated response will be set up in the days and weeks ahead. Please keep checking this website or our facebook page for updates.
  7. Please follow the government’s advice on social distancing and hand washing and look out for your neighbours.  
  8. National advice and daily updates can be found at
  9. Please can we kindly request that our suppliers email invoices through to 
  10. Finally, to all our residents – stay safe and healthy

Edited: 24 March 2020

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