Posts in category Bigbury Parish Council
The SHDC car park at Bigbury-on-Sea will be closed tomorrow, Friday 27th March 2020, until COVID-19 restrictions are eased.
In may be small a consolation to parishioners in enforced isolation that Bigbury Parish Council continues to function – almost as usual!
During a video-conference EMERGENCY meeting last evening, in which all Councillors participated,
1) the COV-19 Bigbury Support Group (BSG) was officially voted-in as a sub-group of the PC with the authority to co-opt participants at will. A system of volunteer drivers and local co-ordinators is being set up to identify and help needy parishioners to obtain essential supplies via Holywell Stores, thus reducing the elements of unnecessary travel, face-to-face contact, and the heavy burden on busy shop staff due to telephone ordering.
2) measures were discussed and approved for trying to deter the influx of COV-19 ‘refugees’ from overwhelming outdoor venues and conventional holiday facilities because of the severe risk of spreading the coronavirus. Irresponsible crowding has been a particular concern at Bigbury-on-Sea and Challaborough over the last few, sunny days.
Further such conferences are planned for the foreseeable future to deal with PC business.
Seen yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 11th March) about 4.00pm, two (Gloucester Old Spot???) piglets running up Drunkards Alley from the Easton to Ashford Road. Nice little porkers!
Any ideas about ownership?
The Agenda for the PC meeting of 11th March 2020 is available in the DOCUMENTS section of the Parish Council GROUP.
However, please be aware that this public meeting will be postponed at short notice should the local coronavirus situation warrant it. At present there is no cause for alarm, however.
Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,
You will all be aware of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Neighbourhood Watch exists to look out for communities across England and Wales and at a time like this we encourage you to consider ways to keep yourself, your loved ones and those in your community safe, particularly the isolated and vulnerable. We are following the advice from the government and encourage you to do the same: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
10 ways you, as a Neighbourhood Watch supporter, can protect yourself, your loved ones and your community:
1. Meet with household members, other relatives, friends and neighbours to discuss what to do if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community and what the needs of each person will be.
2. If your neighbourhood has a website or social media page, consider joining it to maintain access to neighbours, information, and resources. Alternatively, share phone numbers and email addresses particularly with those who are isolated or vulnerable.
3. Consider establishing a ‘buddy’ system within your community to ensure everyone stays connected to COVID-19 related news, services and can receive support safely, such as essentials deliveries.
4. Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk for serious complications.
5. Choose a room in your home that can be used to separate sick household members from those who are healthy.
6. Learn how to self-isolate. Guidance can be found on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/
7. Create a list of local organisations that you and your neighbours can contact in the event that one of you need access to information, healthcare services, support, or resources. Consider including organisations that provide mental health or counselling services, food, and other supplies.
8. Create an emergency contact list of family, friends, neighbours, healthcare providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources.
9. Learn about the emergency operations plan at your child’s school or childcare facility, and your employer’s emergency operations plan.
10. Practice everyday preventive actions including regular hand washing.
The NHS provides guidance on how to wash hands: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/.
The World Health Organisation provides guidance on basic protective measures: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention provides guidance on handwashing for families https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/handwashing-family.html
Please note: whilst we encourage you to follow advice from UK Government we are also sharing links to organisations such as the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention an agency which works 24/7 to protect the safety, health, and security of America from threats here and around the world. Some of our key points above have been sourced from: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html.
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention also published (14th February 2020) Interim Guidance for Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Homes and Residential Communities which you may find useful: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html.
Regards and keep well,
Central Support Team at Neighbourhood Watch
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK | Building Safer and Stronger Communities