** COVID-19 Emergency measures** - Latest Updates

In line with precautionary measures released by the government the Public Office for the Parish council will not be accessible for face to face visits. The Parish Council remains open and business as usual continues, all Councillors together with the Clerk and Guildhall Custodian are contactable vie email. The Office phone is setup with message divert and all incoming calls will be actioned appropriately.

Please also Note the closure of the Guildhall until further notice.

update: 24/3/20 -  The Friday Street Market remains open. Official government advice to deter public gatherings to prevent the spread of Covid-19 applies, however given that we sell only FOOD we are exempt. The Parish Council are NOT however responsible for policing social distancing, please take appropriate and responsible actions to protect yourself and others.

update: 24/3/20 - The Public Toilets at Margaret street car park have also been closed to aid in the prevention of the spread of Covid-19

update: 24/3/20 - The Play Park at the Recreation Ground has also been closed upon official government advice to deter public gatherings to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

update: 24/3/20 - Parish Green Waste at Margaret street car park. this service has been suspended until further notice.

All scheduled meetings are also now cancelled: (this includes the APA 2nd April & the Full Council 9th April) further info will follow in time.

please find a link from Essex County Council: https://www.essex.gov.uk/news/coronavirus

From UDC: https://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/coronavirus

Uttlesford District Council, Council for Voluntary Service and Volunteer Centre have put together a database with a call number of 03333408218.

 

From the Citizen Advice Bureau: For online advice - including advice relating to COVID-19 - please go to www.citizensadvice.org.uk For urgent matters relating to housing, speak to Uttlesford District Council on 01799 510510. If you are worried about debt - speak to your creditors and tell them that you are seeking advice. For urgent court matters call or email the Court. For urgent advice on employment issues, ACAS can help, www.acas.org.uk or call 0800 123 1100.

Link to Up to date NHS advise: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Please stay safe, stay protected and stay emotianolly strong. Isolation is incredibly challenging, lets help protect each other in this time of crisis.

The Clerk

 

**CANCELLED EVENT***... CRIME PREVENTION EVENT: Sunday 15th March 2020 10am-2pm@ Thaxted Fire Station Bardfield road, Thaxted.

‘In light of the current situation regarding coronavirus, we’ve made the decision to postpone our public events this weekend. This is so we can focus on our own plans to ensure we can continue to provide our home safety visits and an emergency response for when you may need us.’