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Corona virus - COVID19

Parish Office & Jubilee Playing Fields

Please note that the Parish Office and the Jubilee Playing Fields will be closed for the foreseeable future, so as to protect visitors and staff.

Council meetings

All public Council meetings are cancelled until further notice.

Civic Amenity Visits 

To minimise the impact of Coronavirus on recycling and waste services, and to help ensure essential services can be delivered for as long as possible, the decision has been made by Stafford Borough Council to suspend all Civic Amenity visits until further notice.

 

Government Health Advice

If you need further information about Covid-19, please see the .Gov.Uk website and Public Health England coronavirus pages.

Church services

For up to date advice, please see the following links:

The Archdiocese of Birmingham

The Diocese of Lichfield

Link to latest edition of Rural Services Network

Helplines, apps and websites

Useful Helplines, apps and websites

Helplines, apps and websites to support parents

Stafford Borough Council 

Stafford Borough Council COVID19 help page 

Update 23 April 2020

Stafford Borough Council (“SBC”) & Vulnerable Residents

Stafford Borough Council Officers have been allocated Wards, each Officer will ring residents who have been identified as vulnerable (we have not yet been able to get the criteria for “vulnerable”). 

Anyone that requires food, are having their details passed on to the contact centre. They in turn contact the Co-op at Wildwood, who will contact the resident with a set list of essential items, which are paid for over the phone. 

SBC volunteers will be delivering the food.  Those residents, who are unable to pay for food, will be given the contact details of Rising Brook Church who will support them. Permission will be asked from the residents to pass on their contact details.

If there are any residents who need medication collecting they will be passed on to helphaywoods.

Staffordshire County Council

Staffordshire County Council coronavirus advice and links 

House of Bread

In the ever-changing chaos, House of Bread has developed a new look routine and way of operating.

As well as the 7 day a week delivery service, House of Bread are calling all regular friends who need support, as well as others signposted to House of Bread from various agencies, local authorities and the police.

If you know anyone who is particularly lonely and/or vulnerable, and could do with some support, be that food or a conversation, get in touch on 01785 243492 and they will offer as much help as they can. 

Post Office Help Scheme

A new initiative introduced by the Post Office is being rolled out to banks. Anyone who cannot leave home may be able to ask a trusted friend or volunteer to withdraw cash at any Post Office using a single-use voucher. The Post Office scheme is being extended and offered to all banks, building societies and credit unions. If the bank allows it, someone can ask for a one-time barcode sent via text, email or post for a stipulated amount. A trusted friend or volunteer can exchange the voucher for the cash requested. Previously, only a named individual, such as a carer, could collect cash in this way on someone's behalf. Now any trusted neighbour or volunteer can do so.

The idea of the Payout Now scheme is to allow people who are shielded or self-isolating, mainly elderly, to maintain access to cash without having to hand over a debit card and Pin to somebody else.

For more details please see BBC News and the Post Office website:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52229698 https://www.postoffice.co.uk/post-office-payout

 

Funding support announced by government for small businesses and those in retail, hospitality and leisure

Warnings as new Coronavirus scams emerge


Poster - Covid 19 local helpline

Text from the above poster in PDF format.

 

Mental Health & Well-being  

You might be worried about coronavirus and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people.

This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing.

Every Mind Matters

Expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It also includes guidance if you’re feeling worried or anxious about the outbreak.https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Mind

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

With the Easter break approaching we are urging you to stay home and stay safe, you are not only protecting yourself and your loved ones but you are playing a vital role in the fight against the spread of the virus!

"This is one of those once-in-a-lifetime moments where a single action from one person can be the difference between life and death for another, and simple acts of kindness are going to make all the difference in keeping some of the most vulnerable people well and out of hospital."

— Dr Nikki Kanani, GP and NHS Director of Primary Care

 

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Proud to be serving the communities of: Colwich, Great Haywood, Little Haywood and Wolseley Bridge.

The council would like to thank Dawn Lockett for the photographs used throughout this site.

 

 


HS2

On 1st May 2019 Colwich Parish Council presented its petition on HS2 to the HS2 Select Committee. For further information on the petition please see our HS2 information page.

ADVERTISE YOUR FORTHCOMING EVENT ON OUR
COMMUNITY INFORMATION PAGE

To advertise forthcoming events, please go to our contact page and send the details (date, time, place, etc.) to the Parish Clerk.

Youth Council Poster 

YOUTH COUNCIL

- Would you like to become a Youth Councillor?

Colwich Parish Council now has a parish Youth Council. If you are a young person in year groups 6 to 13 and would like to be part of the Youth Council, please contact the Parish Clerk for further information.