Helsby Parish Council hopes that all residents are continuing to stay well and safe during the current Covid-19 crisis. The Parish Council is continuing to conduct as much of its usual business as possible given the difficult circumstances. We are assisted by Claire Jones, who started work as our permanent Parish Clerk on 20th April, with additional short-term support from our interim clerk, Jim Stockton.
In line with Government guidance, and changes to the rules for how Town and Parish Councils fulfil their legal duties, the Annual Meeting for the Parish Electorate scheduled for 23rd April has been postponed and a new date will be advertised in due course. Parish Council meetings and Committee meetings have also been rescheduled and will be held “virtually” using Zoom. Audio arrangements for any member of the public wishing to attend will be made available with the meeting agenda.
As required by Covid-19 legislation, the Parish Council has had to close the play area but will reopen it as soon as we are permitted to do so. The cemetery remains open for visitors as well as funerals but social distancing rules must be observed. Both allotment sites at Queens Drive and at Old Chester Road are open, but only for tenants to visit their plots, and social distancing rules must be followed.
Cheshire West and Chester Council have a lot of information about Covid-19 available on their website at www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/covid. The site covers Cheshire West Council services such as waste collection, public transport, schools and arrangements for local businesses. It provides details and links to many sources of support and advice both for those that need help and those wanting to help. For anyone that is finding it hard to access the help they need, there is also a local community support group - Frodsham and District Open Hands – who can be contacted on 01928 480125 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Information and weekly bulletins about NHS services within Cheshire are available at https://www.cheshireccg.nhs.uk/help-us-help-you/covid-19-cheshire-updates/
If you are still struggling at this difficult time, please contact Helsby Parish Council Clerk, Claire Jones, on 01928 726433 or by email on email@example.com or use the “Contact us” link. Your local Parish Councillor is also available to help and their phone numbers are listed under the “Parish Councillors” link. Helsby Parish Council is receiving information and updates from a number of sources and we will do our best to help you or direct you to an appropriate contact.