Pennington Grounds (Including the Public Toilets) and Frank Weare Recreation Ground are currently closed.
Councillors are awaiting additional H&S advice in relation to ensuring these areas can be kept COVID – 19 secure as per the latest Government guidelines and hope to be able to make a decision soon on when they will be able to be re-opened.
Please continue to use the Councils other Open spaces for your daily exercise whilst following the latest Government guidelines during the current crisis.
Thank you for your understanding.
Virtual EO agenda 15.7.20
Coronavirus message from Chairman
Please see the following links for advice surrounding use of Allotments in the current crisis
National Allotment Society
All Committee meetings – All face to face committee meetings cancelled until further notice. Virtual Meetings will be announced when arranged.
Southborough Town Council Elections – Thursday 7th May 2020 – Deferred until May 2021
Residents may find the following links useful during the current crisis. Please see the links to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. These links contain advice for local vulnerable residents, and where to report this for assistance.
The following has been received from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council:
Do you need help?
A local helpline has been set up to support people who need urgent help, supplies or medication as a result of the Coronavirus. The number is 01892 554497. Please call this number now if you do not have friends, family or neighbours looking after you.
We are writing to let you know that advice and support is available if you need it. Please check the Council’s website at tunbridgewells.gov.uk for information on our services, for help and advice or to see how you can help others.
Help, Advice and Wellbeing
You can register for free Wellbeing calls for yourself or someone you know by calling 01892 554497. If you are struggling to cope and need more urgent help you can talk to someone on the 24-hour ‘Release the Pressure’ helpline on 0800 1070160, or you can call the Samaritans on 116 123.
For tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing during the outbreak you may like to visit the ‘Every Mind Matters’ website at nhs.uk/oneyou
Protect yourself against frauds and scams by email, text or in person, by visiting actionfraud.police.uk
Please contact 01892 526121 if you are struggling with Council Tax payments or housing costs. If your income has reduced, contact the Department of Work and Pensions and ask about making a claim for Universal Credit on 0800 328 5644 or at gov.uk/universalcredit
Support and Advice for Businesses
There are a range of schemes to help businesses at businesssupport.gov.uk. There is also a business advice line run by the Kent and Medway Growth Hub on 03333 602 300.
If you believe you are eligible for support but have not been contacted by our Business Rates team, please email email@example.com.
Advice on the symptoms, what to do if you think you have contracted the virus, and how you can help stop the spread is at gov.uk/coronavirus.
Significant breaches of the Government’s coronavirus measures can be reported at kent.police.uk. Please do not call 999 except in an emergency.
During this time charities and organisations across the borough need your support more than ever. You can help them by visiting tunbridgewells.gov.uk/fundraising
We are working hard to keep Council services running but some are suspended or reduced due to prioritising key services. Full details can be found on our website.
Please look after yourselves and those you care about by following Government guidance and staying at home. Thank you for your continued support and understanding at this difficult time.
Cllr Alan McDermott, Leader of the Council
William Benson, Chief Executive
Cllr Ben Chapelard (Liberal Democrat Group Leader)
Cllr Dianne Hill (Labour Group Leader)
Cllr David Hayward (Tunbridge Wells Alliance Group Leader)
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