Broughton Astley Parish Council

Serving the people of Broughton Astley

Clerk: Debbie Barber
Council Office, Station Road
Broughton Astley, Leicester
LE9 6PT

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BROUGHTON ASTLEY VOLUNTEER GROUP

Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:34 by Debbie Barber

NEW FREEPHONE NUMBER

For those who need some help and assistance during the Coronavirus outbreak and find themselves unable to get out or are self-isolated please ring:

FREEPHONE 0808 5284477

This will put you through to the Volunteer Team who will allocate you an authorised and vetted volunteer who have been endorsed by the Parish Council. More »

For all other enquiries regarding this scheme, please email coordinator@broughton-astley.gov.uk. » Less

STATEMENT - from the Chair of the Parish Council

Posted: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 12:09 by Debbie Barber

STATEMENT FROM THE CHAIR OF BROUGHTON ASTLEY PARISH COUNCIL

We are facing challenging times which will test the strength of our community. We have always said there is a strong community spirit in Broughton Astley and now is the time to prove it by supporting one another and being tolerant of other's needs. More »

As a Parish Council we are responding to the situation & governments' direction to support essential workers and services with what limited resources we have.

These measures include but are not limited to:

The Parish Office - will remain operational, but contact should be by telephone & email to reduce person to person contact. We will be using social media to communicate as much as possible.

Village Hall Bookings - all bookings for the Village Hall and Cottage are cancelled until further notice.

Support to essential workers - the Village Hall will focus its resources to ensure the Pre-School childcare group, who provide childcare for essential workers, can remain operational as long as possible.

Recreation Ground toilets - the toilets on the recreation group will be closed so we can redeploy the cleaning materials to the village hall. We are struggling to purchase replacement materials at this time so help in this area would be appreciated.

Broughton Astley Volunteer Group - we will be providing staff, equipment and funding to support the Broughton Astley Volunteer Group.

There has already been an overwhelming response so far and has over 60 volunteers registered. They are spread across Broughton Astley and will help those who contact the group. We are currently working through the details of how the group will operate and provide a safe service to those who do not have other support networks to fall back on. The email address coordinator@broughton-astley.gov.uk.

Food and other essentials - If people want to make food and other donations there is a drop off point at the front of the village hall. Household basics such as cleaning materials would be very welcome.

We will have to deal with new challenges as they emerge so bear with us as we adapt and try to move as quickly as possible.

Please follow the Governments' guidance on social distancing, working from home, and avoiding panic buying so that there is enough to go around.

Working together we will get through this in the best way possible, we just need that community spirit.

Councillor Clive Grafton-Reed » Less

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Posted: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 21:30 by Debbie Barber

Broughton Astley Parish Council is looking to coordinate volunteers within the village to help those who may find themselves in isolation or unable to do day to day things.
If you are able to volunteer this could be shopping, collecting prescriptions to dog walking etc, etc or it could even be a friendly phone call to relieve loneliness or isolation.
We are in unprecedented times and although have no experience of coordinating such a project do have the facilities and infrastructure to operate from and so would welcome ideas and suggestions too.
Please email parishmanager@broughton-astley.gov.uk to either register your help or give details of those who may need to receive the help.
Thank you Broughton Astley Parish Council.

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