Covid-19 Updated: Friday 3rd April 2020
Westbury Town Council Response to COVID-19
Updated: Tuesday 24.03.2020
Westbury Town Council takes the health and wellbeing of the community, its staff and councillors very seriously. The town council continues to monitor and implement the emergency measures and advice being received from government and the Chief Medical Officer daily. Following the guidance from the Prime Minister during his press conference on the 16th March 2020, the town council have agreed to the following recommendations in relation to Westbury Town Council buildings, facilities and services.
From Friday 20th March 2020, The Town Council offices will be closed to the public for the foreseeable future. The staff will endeavour to maintain services, working from home where possible. You can still contact the town council by calling 01373 822232 or email email@example.com . Our website and Facebook pages will be kept up to date with the latest news from the town council www.westburytowncouncil.gov.uk
The Laverton – Hirers will not be charged for bookings made and cancelled after Monday 16th March 2020 and any deposits taken for future bookings will be repaid in full for the period the Laverton remains closed.
Public Meetings and events – From Friday 20th March all town council meetings, events and non-urgent council business will be suspended. We are waiting for guidance from the National Association of Local Council’s regarding our Annual Town Meeting (Monday 27th April 2020) and Annual Town Council (Monday 11th May 2020). The following planned events have been postponed
- Great Westbury Spring Clean – Saturday 21st March 2020
- Vintage Cinema – Wednesday 25th March 2020
- Open Westbury – Thursday 2nd April 2020
- Abraham’s Kitchen – Wednesday 8th April 2020 (please continue to review our website and Facebook pages as we hope to provide a community outreach service)
As more information is released, we will keep the public notified of cancellations and postponements via our website and Facebook pages.
Public Conveniences Warminster Road and the High Street Car Park – Following the instruction from the Prime Minister on Monday 23rd March 2020 the public conveniences are now closed to the public for the foreseeable future.
Play Areas and Skate Park – Following the instruction from the Prime Minister on Monday 23rd March 2020 all play areas, skate parks and adult fitness equipment are now closed to the public for the foreseeable future. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.
Open Westbury COVID-19 Support – The town council would like to thank the amazing community groups and residents of Westbury who have come forward in response to our call for volunteers. This is to provide support to the elderly, vulnerable and those who are required to self-isolate in our community. Our Events Manager, Ryan Child is working hard with partners and volunteers to coordinate all services and volunteers to provide help to those who need it.
For more information, please contact
Mrs Deborah Urch, Town Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01373 480912
Mrs Julie Dyer, Team Leader at email@example.com or call 01373 480913
Mr Andrew Thomas, Town Caretaker at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01373 480916
Mr Ryan Child, Events Manager at email@example.com or call 01373 480915
Mr Norman Burgess, Facilities at the Laverton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01373 480919
On our website you will fine the councillors contact details
Information source – Westbury Town Council will act on information and guidance provided by the following organisations:
|General Government Information for the Public||https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public|
|Government Action Plan||https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan|
|NHS Symptoms and Advice||https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/|
|BBC Practical Information||https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51048366|
|Latest Updates||Wiltshire News – 02.04.2020|
|Community Pack – to support you and your community||Community Pack|
|Volunteer Pack – to support volunteers||Volunteer Pack|
Useful Information & Support:
Information and Support
Information and Links
|Open Westbury – Covid 19 – Support, Help and Volunteer
|Log onto Facebook and search for the group|
|Crosspoint||Closure Notice 24.03.2020|
|MIND – for better mental health
|Wiltshire Police||Reiterates Commitment To Protecting the Public Following Latest Government Announcement 24.03.2020|
|Wiltshire Police||All Wiltshire Police Enquiry Offices Have Temporarily Closed Following New Social Distancing Advice 26.03.2020|
|Westbury – Play Areas and Public Toilets||Closure Notice 24.03.2020
Play Area – Closure Photos 25.03.2020
|Warminster Food Bank||01985 214463|
|Wiltshire Police – Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner||An Open Letter 26.03.2020|
|Action Fraud||Advice from Action Fraud 30.03.2020|
|Support and Help for Westbury Residents||Do you need help with food, medication or just a chat?
If you are over 70 or vulnerable please call the team: 01373 859669 – Monday-Friday, 2pm-5pm
See the poster for full details:
|Wiltshire Police||101 Non-Emergency Police Calls free 01.04.2020|
|Westbury Town Councillors
Westbury Residents – if you are worried or have any concerns during these uncertain times, the Councillors are available to speak to you
|Westbury Town Councillors|