"We recognise that businesses throughout Wiltshire will be concerned about the impact that COVID-19 will have on their livelihood, and we want to do all we can to protect Wiltshire businesses and safeguard jobs." stated Cllr Phillip Whitehead, Leader of Wiltshire Council in an announcement circulated late yesterday (Thursday 18 March).
Coronavirus: Kennet Valley announce a plan to help those self-isolating or vulnerable and calls for volunteers
A Community Plan has been devised for the area covered by the Parish Council of Fyfield and West Overton (F&WOPC) to ensure that everyone in the parish who is either vulnerable, sick or self-isolating and thus unable to leave home will be served with the basic necessities such as groceries and prescriptions. They are calling out for more volunteers to help make the plan sustainable across the foreseeable period as no-one can forecast (guess?) when this crisis will start to recede.
Never before in thirty minutes of a Town Council meeting have so many major decisions been made as happened at last night's (Monday 16 March) meeting of the Planning Comittee. All public buildings owned by the Council are to be closed with immediate effect, all events over the next few months have either been cancelled or postponed, and staff will, wherever possible be working from home. All bar essential meetings have been cancelled.
Many Marlborough business explaining to the Marlborough community the action they are taking to keep the Coronavirus at bay and their staff and customers as safe as possible.
Marlborough Rugby Club are offering key workers the opportunity to come and take away some draught beer, lager and cider from their Clubhouse in Frees Avenue on Sunday afternoon (tomorrow, 22 March).
A group of Manton residents have delivered cards to all households in the viillage informing them how to get help if they are in need, in self-quarantine, and unable to get out to pick up essentials or prescriptions. The card lists an emergency number to be called between 09:00 and 19:00 and an e-mail address.
Pupils at St Katharine’s Primary School, a forest school, are today, March 17, busy planting a field hedge to link Savernake Forest with the school’s own spinney. It is hoped that the endangered Hazel Dormice who live in the forest will then be able to find their way through the hedge to populate the spinney.
2nd Marlborough Scouts have raised £6,400 from their spectacular Leap Ball event, held on Saturday February 29 in Marlborough Town Hall. The money raised will be used towards the £10,000 cost of improving disabled access to the Scout Hut on George Lane.
The following statement has been received from Marlborough College about its response to the coronavirus pandemic:
"Marlborough College is moving to a 'virtual school' environment from 1pm on Wednesday, 18 March.
"Our season is now over" stated Marlborough Rugby Club Chairman Gary Sharp when announcing measures to be taken following the recent directives from the Rughy Football Union and advice from Government. All remaining matches are cancelled and all events planned for the next few months either cancelled or postponed.
The Food Gallery will only be accepting card payments whilst the Coronavirus epidemic lasts. As founder Bob Holman explained: It's to protect our staff and also to protect our customers."
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