COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

Posted by Town Hall Staff 13 March 2020

This update made:  31.03.20 @  2pm

Felixstowe Town Council is following Government advice and taking the necessary steps to ensure key services can still be delivered at this time.

With so much information being shared on the COVID-19 coronavirus we should all be using government advice to inform decisions and be checking that advice regularly. Please continue refer to https://www.nhs.uk/coronavirus for official guidance.

In the meantime, please STAY AT HOME. PROTECT THE NHS. SAVE LIVES.

Keeping the community informed

We understand that there will be many in our community who are self-isolating and do not have access to information online. Some may have had no contact and be unsure of who to turn to. To reach out to everybody, let them know they are not forgotten and signpost the support that is out there, we have printed an information bulletin which will be delivered to all IP11 households shortly.

The bulletin is being printed locally, will be delivered in phases in accordance with local delivery patterns, and at the same time as other publications wherever possible. Delivery staff are carrying this out in accordance with Public Health England advice. Thanks to Jon Trotter and the team at the Flyerpress who are carrying out this essential service which clearly cannot be done from home.

See the bulletin here: www.felixstowe.gov.uk/coronavirus-bulletin-to-all-felixstowe-residents

Suffolk Constabulary is reminding people to stay alert to criminals looking to continue to exploit the vulnerable during the coronavirus outbreak.

 

Whilst the vast majority of people volunteering are doing so for the right reasons, there are a small minority of people who see this difficult time as an opportunity to commit crime. Suffolk Police have some clear guidance on there website here: www.suffolk.police.uk

  • Suffolk Trading Standards are also 
  • advising of a fake message claiming to be from the Government offering all residents money to help them during the c19 pandemic. Report all scams to us via 0808 223 1133.  Remembers: texts and calls can be spoofed. Never click links, call numbers, or immediately react to a text you’ve received. Even if it’s from someone you know or a business you deal with.
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Town Council Services

The Town Hall is closed to the public at this time. Walton Community Hall and Broadway House are also closed until further notice.

Council meetings are currently suspended. However, arrangements are in place to enable the Town Council to consider and make recommendations to East Suffolk Council on planning applications. To find out more – and to participate – please visit our Planning & Environment Committee page 

Council’s administration staff are working from home and responding to enquiries via email to enquiries@felixstowe.gov.uk

Felixstowe Cemetery remains open, however staff on site are maintaining social distancing rules are are not available for face-to-face meetings at this time.

Tenants are still able to access their allotments at this time but should be following government advice.

The National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners has issued advice to all plot holders today. See www.nsalg.org.uk/news/covid19-information/ for details.

Parish and Town Councils are being guided by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) who are engaging with government on the situation and will also keep us updated on any developments. 

As government advice is updated, we will reassess and communicate as soon as possible.