COVID-19

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 info@westburytowncouncil.gov.uk . 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 info@westburytowncouncil.gov.uk or call 01373 480912

Mrs Julie Dyer, Team Leader at info@westburytowncouncil.gov.uk or call 01373 480913

Mr Andrew Thomas, Town Caretaker at info@westburytowncouncil.gov.uk or call 01373 480916

Mr Ryan Child, Events Manager at events@westburytowncouncil.gov.uk or call 01373 480915

Mr Norman Burgess, Facilities at the Laverton at facilities@westburytowncouncil.gov.uk or call 01373 480919

On our website you will fine the councillors contact details

Thank you from Westbury Town Council – 26.03.2020

Information source – Westbury Town Council will act on information and guidance provided by the following organisations:
Wiltshire Council:

Information

Links

Website http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-coronavirus
Latest Updates Wiltshire News – 02.04.2020

Wiltshire Council’s Leader, Cllr Philip Whitehead – 31.03.2020

Business Newsletter – 26.03.2020

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
Facebook Group
Log onto Facebook and search for the group
Community Fridge
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Westbury-Community-Fridge-305334356819087/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Closure Notice 25.03.2020

Crosspoint Closure Notice 24.03.2020
MIND – for better mental health
Health guidance
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/
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
GOV.UK https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
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:

Support and Help Line for Westbury Residents 30.03.2020

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
Transport:

Information

Links

Great Western Railway Changes to Great Western Railway 20.03.2020