Following on from HM Governments announcement that the covid-19 restrictions are to be extended for at least a further three weeks, Cricklade Town Council would like to update you on how we are currently operating.
The Council Offices will remain closed to visitors.
In line with government guidance and to protect staff, our Officers, are working remotely from home.
Enquiries should be made via email if possible to firstname.lastname@example.org or call between 10am–4pm, Monday-Friday on 01793 751394. Answerphone messages will be monitored outside of these hours.
In line with emergency measures introduced by government, the Town Council has taken the following precautions to mitigate the risk to the public and staff. The following Town Council-run public buildings and open spaces remain CLOSED until further notice:
Council Offices and Tourist Information Point at Ockwells
Public Toilets at the Town Centre Car Park
Bath Road Play Area
Leisure Centre Play Area
Skate Park at the Leisure Centre
Bath Road Cemetery remains open unless government advice changes.
Our Grounds Team will be continuing to work where it is deemed safe to do so. They will be prioritising public safety over decoration and will perform what maintenance work they can whilst maintaining social distancing measures. If you see them out working, please do not approach them under any circumstances. This is for their safety and yours. If you have a question or comment, please contact the Town Council Office as above.
Due to a recent passing of law which allows it, Council meetings will now commence virtually (via video conference), starting with the planned Community and Leisure meeting on 27 April 2020. Details on how members of the public can participate in these meetings will follow shortly.
The Annual Town Meeting has been postponed until 1 June 2020, however, unless there is an additional legal power granted allowing this to be a virtual meeting or restrictions lifted, this will have to be cancelled.
Community Volunteers Scheme
We have had an overwhelming response to our call for volunteers to help protect those self isolating in our communities. Those in need have been matched with local volunteers who will help with basic shopping and collection of prescription medicines.
There is also a Wiltshire Council run Wellbeing Hub, which can be contacted via email@example.com This initiative is providing support and food parcels for vulnerable members of the community who are self isolating.
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Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
Though you may not be able to see us in person, we will do our best to continue to support you.
Jodie Smart PSLCC