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Our pledge to support communities in Babergh and Mid Suffolk Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are liaising with partners across Suffolk to respond to an increased demand for community support during the COVID-19 crisis. Communities Officers will be contacting every voluntary and community sector group we work with to establish if it’s viable for them to continue to operate, and if so in what capacity. For those groups who sadly have no option but to cease operating, we will ascertain future plans and assist with providing support. We will help volunteers, particularly those in the at-risk groups, adhere to guidance from Age UK and Community Action Suffolk - only carrying out volunte
Residents must be vigilant in the fight against Coronavirus cons As concern about COVID 19 increases, so does the chance of residents being susceptible to becoming victims of related scams. Opportunistic traders and scammers are taking advantage of the vulnerability of those panicked by the coronavirus – since February The National Fraud and Intelligence Bureau has identified 21 victims of fraud linked to the coronavirus, with more than £800,000 being stolen nationally. The sale of fraudulent health products is one of the tactics used by scammers in an attempt to deceive the public. Fraudsters are sending messages or creating websites containing information about ‘miracle’ products, includin
Support available for businesses in Babergh and Mid Suffolk Businesses in Babergh and Mid Suffolk are being urged to find out more about the support available to them during the COVID-19 crisis. Responding to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, the Government has announced a package of measures to support businesses. These measures include: Cash grants, Small Business Rate Relief and Rural Rate Relief A Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme for businesses with a turnover of no more than £41 million Business rate relief for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors Refund to cover 14 days of statutory sick pay for businesses with less than 250 employees Dedicated HMR
Basic Crime Reduction Advice from Suffolk Police Always keep sheds locked, with a good quality close shackle padlock; ensure sheds are behind a secure perimeter; use dusk to dawn lighting; use hasp and staples, a padbar, or coach bolts or non-tamper screws to fasten hinges/hasps; security mark property, with your house number and post code; and register your belongings at immobilise.com; fit anchor points to secure items; have a monitored alarm fitted (i.e. texting alarm), and avoid storing high value items. Register serial numbers of tools and equipment via Immobilise https://www.immobilise.com/ and make a personal record. This will help identify items if they are found, and speed up the p
The Parish Council is currently awaiting advice on holding any further meetings in the current circumstances. The Clerk will continue to carry out Parish Council business and can be contacted using the details below. Up to date guidance and advice on how the public can protect themselves can be found at: Public Health England NHS Government website Odile Wladon Clerk 07555 066147 firstname.lastname@example.org #coronavirus #covid19 #advice #NHS #PublicHealthEngland #ParishCouncil #AnnualParishMeeting #ParishCouncilMeetings
Message to families Is your child eligible for SCC funded school travel? If they are, you will need to opt-in by 31 May 2020 to receive travel for the start of the 2020/2021 school term. If your child already receives SCC funded travel you still need to opt-in every year. If your child is starting secondary school in September 2020 and they are eligible for SCC funded school travel you will be contacted by the 30 March 2020. You will need to opt-in if you would like your child to use this service. If your child is starting primary school in September 2020 and they are eligible for SCC funded school travel you will be contacted by the 15 May. You will need to opt in if you would like your chi