COVID-19

Covid-19 Updated: Friday 4th June 2021

Westbury Town Council Response to COVID-19

Update Friday 29th January 2021: find out more about the Covid-19 Vaccination site in Westbury

Update Friday 4th June 2021:

The town council:

    • will follow the Government Roadmap, actioning the guidance and steps as and when required.
    • offices are closed to the public, but we are working and receiving calls 01373 822232 and emails info@westburytowncouncil.gov.uk The public can call us during office hours 9.00 to 17.00 (Mon to Thurs) and 9.00 to 16.30 (Fri).
    • continues to support the food operation (currently operating from Crosspoint) and the food bank. People who are not already known to us and need this help can call us on 01373 822232. Working with our volunteers, the town council will coordinate this service.
    • will continue to work with partners to provide a joined-up service. This will include (among others) Wiltshire Council, Crosspoint, White Horse Ministry.
    • has been overwhelmed by the generosity of local business, groups and individuals who have made so many donations. The town council has and continues to redistribute food to those who need it most. Despite the difficulties we continue to face, Westbury is a fantastic community to live and work in.

Our Website and Facebook pages are kept up to date with the latest news from the town council and our partners.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.

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 find the councillors contact details

Thank you from Westbury Town Council – 26.03.2020
Thank you from Westbury Town Council – 24.04.2020

Remote Meetings

Westbury Town Council uses Office365 Teams, live events, to hold remote meetings. This is secure, allows the council to invite guests and up to 20,000 members of the public could watch and hear the meeting live. It also has the ability to record meetings, share information (agendas, minutes and reports), chat and the public can choose to turn on captions.

You can use Teams on the following mobile platforms:

  • Android phones and tablets
  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
Information source – Westbury Town Council will act on information and guidance provided by the following organisations:
Wiltshire Council:

Information

Links

Websitehttp://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-coronavirus
Latest UpdatesWiltshire News – Covid-19 Roadmap – 23.02.2021

Wiltshire News – 11.06.2021

Wiltshire Council’s Leader, Cllr Philip Whitehead – 23.10.2020

Wiltshire Council dismissing lockdown suggestions – 02.07.2020

Business News – 28.04.2020

Household Recycling Centres (17.05.2020) – reopened Monday 18th May 2020. From Monday 8th June 2020 you need to book a visit – more information is available on Wiltshire Council website

Phased return to school and early years settings 1st June onwards – 04.06.2020

Business Re-opening Pack – 16.06.2020

Business and Employees Tool Kit – 23.10.2020

Community Pack – to support you and your communityCommunity Pack
Volunteer Pack – to support volunteersVolunteer Pack
Advice and Support for Parents – looking after yourself and looking after your childrenAdvice and Support for Parents
Support and grants for businesses and the self-employedBusiness Support (and other information) 28.04.2020

Support for businesses and the self-employed 30.04.2020

Email: covid-19businesssupport@wiltshire.gov.uk

Website: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/business-advice-support-covid19

New Discretionary Grant Scheme opens for applications 09.06.2020

Activity Packs – a list of resources across a wide range of subjects to try and provide something of interest for everyone, if you are at home struggling with ideas of things to do, staying active or just to keep your mental health in a positive placeActivity Packs
Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub – if you need support or know someone that does

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 10am-4pm

Call: 0300 003 4576
Email: wellbeinghub@wiltshire.gov.ukWiltshire Wellbeing Hub – Provider/Partner Agency Briefing Document – updated 09.06.2020 – Launch of Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub (Covid-19 Community Resilience Hub)
Mental Health Hotline for Children and Young PeopleInformation

The helpline will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be contacted as follows:
9am-5pm – weekdays – 01865 903777
5pm-9am – weekdays and weekends – 01865 901000

Useful websites:
https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/camhs/
https://www.onyourmind.org.uk/

Mental Health Hotline for AdultsInformation

Contact number: 0300 303 1320
Website:http://www.awp.nhs.uk/advice-support/24-hour-support/

Westbury LibraryInformation from Westbury Library 27.04.2020
Leisure Centres reopening from 3rd August 2020Information
Domestic Abuse – there is help availableAn open letter to those suffering in silence – December 2020
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

CrosspointClosure Notice 24.03.2020
MIND – for better mental health
Health guidance
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/
Wiltshire PoliceReiterates Commitment To Protecting the Public Following Latest Government Announcement 24.03.2020
Wiltshire PoliceAll Wiltshire Police Enquiry Offices Have Temporarily Closed Following New Social Distancing Advice 26.03.2020
Westbury – Play Areas and Public ToiletsClosure Notice 24.03.2020
Play Area – Closure Photos 25.03.2020
Warminster Food Bank01985 214463
Wiltshire Police – Chief Constable and Police and Crime CommissionerAn Open Letter 26.03.2020
GOV.UKhttps://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Action FraudAdvice from Action Fraud 30.03.2020
Support and Help for Westbury ResidentsDo 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 Police101 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
Wiltshire PolicePeople urged to stay at home and avoid unnecessary travel this Easter 09.04.2020
Support for victims of Domestic AbuseSupport

Charity Splitz also offers support during the week

The Wiltshire Bobby Van TrustThe Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust – services still available to those of 60 or 18+ with a registered disability
Wiltshire PoliceResidents are urged to be vigilant following Burglary Reports 14.04.2020
Wiltshire PoliceTips to Staying Safe while Staying at Home 14.02.2020
Wiltshire PoliceGive a Heart to Domestic Abuse Victims 17.04.2020
White Horse News – Local HeroNominate your local hero – email news@whitehorsenews.co.uk
Every Mind Matters – looking after your mental healthhttps://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
Wiltshire PoliceSix crimes linked to Coronavirus pandemic recorded in Wiltshire between 13th-19th April 2020, 22.04.2020
Wiltshire PoliceBe cautious of cold callers 23.04.2020
Our Frontline – to offer health, care, emergency and key workers round-the-clock support, by call or text, from trained volunteershttps://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/ourfrontline/
Westbury LibraryInformation from Westbury Library 27.04.2020
Neighbourhood Watchhttps://www.ourwatch.org.uk/

Newsletter May 2020

The Independent Living Centre

A registered charity based in Semington offering free and impartial advice to older people and people with a disability or long term medical condition living in Wiltshire or BaNES, about how to remain independent in their own homes

Contact information 30.04.2020
An important message from NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning GroupDon’t delay seeking medical help because of coronavirus 01.05.2020
Mental Health Foundationhttps://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/
Wiltshire PolicePositive response from the public over Wiltshire Police approach to Covid-19 06.07.2020
Shop LocalAn interesting article encouraging people to shop locally
Wiltshire PolicePublic urged to be vigilant to scam Covid-19 vaccine messages – 08.01.2021
Action FraudImportant information from Action Fraud – Coronavirus Vaccination Scams – 08.01.2021
Wiltshire PoliceRemain vigilant of scam messages as NHS begins sending text alerts for Covid-19 Vaccine – 11.03.2021
Transport:

Information

Links

Great Western RailwayChanges to Great Western Railway 20.03.2020