Coronavirus: Update from WPC
Updated: Mar 26, 2020
Wendover Parish Council considers COVID-19 a serious threat to the well being of its residents. For this reason, after careful consideration, the Council has taken the decision to cancel all events planned until August 2020.
· The Annual Parish Meeting.
· VE Day celebrations.
· The National Litter Picking Day.
· The opening of the ’Happy to Chat’ bench.
· St Georges Day flags along the high street.
· The Community Awards.
· The Easter Competition.
Formal parish council meetings will also be cancelled for the same period with a group of councillors nominated to work with the clerk on important issues which are time sensitive. The meetings will be conducted remotely utilising a suitable platform. Where feasible, the agendas/minutes will be publicised on the parish notice board’s and the council website. The National Elections due during May have also been cancelled until 2021.
Thursday markets and Local Produce Markets will remain open for now, as we recognise how important they are to residents. This decision will be reviewed weekly taking the advice of the Government into consideration.
The council office will remain open during normal working hours with the staff working remotely from home. Contact details are displayed on the website and the Clock Tower display screen. We are also promoting a Good Neighbours Scheme designed to support the vulnerable and self-isolating during this period of great uncertainty. Volunteers are being asked to register as Area Wardens who are familiar with their area of responsibility, and hopefully many of the residents within it. The Wardens will provide a service by helping the residents with their shopping, collecting prescriptions etc. If you are interested in volunteering please contact the clerk by email at:
We hope that everyone understands these decisions, in the knowledge that it has been made to protect the public’s, our staff and volunteers’ welfare and safety, along with supporting the Government’s plans to ease the pressure on the NHS and all public services’.
Mr Tom Walsh Mr Keith Shelley
Chairman to the Parish Council Clerk to the Parish Council