Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council

Coronavirus/Covid-19

 Information

The Government - What you need to know https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

The District Council has produced a community pack   http://tiny.cc/dqyrlz 


Health

NHS - for advice on prevention, how it's caught and spread, self-isolation, testing and treatment, and foreign travel. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

NHS 111  https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

Mental Health https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters


Help - For help or to offer help

 Community Aid 

-        distribute information

 -        allow people to report that they are medically vulnerable and need support 

-        allow people and businesses to volunteer help

 This service, is staffed by paid professionals to co-ordinate with all social care and support groups, plus the local NHS and other vital services.

Telephone 01452 583519 or email via this link  

https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/gloucestershires-community-help-hub/

  Financial Aid

Businesses – Self Employed

The government is the best souce of advice on all support schemes is www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19

 Government Support for businesses willl be delivered via Cotswold District Council https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

 Individuals

 For grants, benefits, Council tax support https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

Services

 Cotswold District Council  (01285 623000 or 01608 650881) has a very clear coronavirus webpage with information on 

 Bins and recycling - and changes to bin collections and what to do with rubbish whilst self isolating.  The green bin service has now been suspended.

 Tax and benefits - financial help for employes and self employed people

 Community support - how to find support in your coummunity and  offer help

 Business and licenising - support and grants, changes to licensing services, food businesses and takeaway regulations

 Planning and building, Council facilities and meetings 

 

https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/covid-19/


 Town Council 

The office is closed to the public but the Council can still be contacted by telephone, email or letter. 

The playgrounds and skatepark are closed (safety inspections will not take place and the equipment will not be sanitised). 

The parks remain open for exercise.  Please follow Government guidance regarding 'social distancing'.   Please can parents be especially vigilant to potential hazards in the parks. Please leave the parks tidy and take your rubbish home, your rubbish could be contaminated and endanger the lives of others.

The running track at the Fields in Trust site on London Road is now complete and can be used.

Youth Club is closed but there will be a Virtual Youth Club until 1st April 2020. Further details for provision after this date are yet to be confirmed.

The Allotments and Cemeteries remain open, however social distancing rules apply.

Maintenance: To protect the health of the staff general maintenance work e.g. grass cutting, tidying the parks and cemeteries, inspecting play equipment, clearing the trash screen is limited.

Our contractors, Ubico, who are responsible for grass cutting have been diverted to waste collection duties.

Events:  (e.g litter pick, music festival, Abba) have all been cancelled or postponed.


Contact details

Town Councillor's contact details May 19.pdf     


The Clerk   

preferred method:  email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

01608 651448 or if no answer 07746922569

For allotment enquiries contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Helping others

To support your neighbours you may consider:

  • - Making sure they have enough food and other general supplies to cover a few days
  • - Walking their dog, picking up a prescription, putting out their bins or taking in a parcel
  • - Phoning, Skyping of Facetime them so they can see a friendly face, helping to reduce their isolation
  • - Sharing child care or other caring responsibilities
  • - Checking if any of their planned appointments have been cancelled before they travel
  • - Making sure they have some simple recipes to hand, if they are not the normal chef or have done some batch cooking for the freezer

Government Social Distancing Guidance

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

 

 Welcome to the Town Council's website.

The Council hope that the website will improve communication with the parishioners and enable the community to keep up to date with what the Council is currently involved with.

 You can now easily access the Agenda for forthcoming Council Meetings and download the Minutes too. Take a look at the CALENDAR which gives details of forthcoming Council and Committee Meetings and any major events that are coming up in the town.

 Keep an eye on the LATEST ITEMS section which indicates when any new information has been put on the site. This could be Minutes of Meetings or any important information received from the other local authorities like the Cotswold District Council or Gloucestershire County Council, indeed any organisation that has information or news which the Council think would be of interest to the community.

 The Council hope that you will find the website useful. If you have any suggestions for additional information that could be included on this site please do get in touch.


Emergency Plan

Community Emergency Plan for Moreton in Marsh Public Version.pdf

Places of safetyand defibrillators map

Resources

Emergency Contact Details.

 Flooding - Contact numbers and information

Please follow the link:  

http://www.cotswold.gov.uk/residents/environment/flooding/

Trash Screen Procedure March 2019.pdf

 

Spring Community Litter Pick  

Saturday 28th March 2020  Cancelled

Meet at Council Offices for 10am, Litter Pick commences

at 10.15pm followed by refreshments at 12noon. 

Equipment will be provided.

 All events have been postponed or cancelled


 Biodiversity Work is starting in Blenheim Meadow

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s ERDF Wild Towns, in partnership with Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council are working to improve Moreton in Marsh’s greenspaces for both wildlife and people. Interventions will take place in two parks in the town, Queen Victoria Gardens and Blenheim Meadow, along with two of the town’s cemeteries and one of the allotment sites. Work is planned to take place over a 3 year period with activities starting now.

Blenheim Meadow has a variety of wet meadows, balancing ponds and streams within it. These habitats will be enhanced through management and creation of new features to create better structure within the existing features.

Meadow areas will be supplemented with plug plants and wildflower seeding to diversify the species found within them.

The neighbouring balancing ponds will have the scrub within them rotationally managed (through regular work parties with local volunteers) to provide a more diverse age structure, along with marginal planting to provide habitat for birds, mammals and amphibians which reside there.

Along the stream that flows through the park, two ponds will be dug. These will provide another habitat dimension to benefit amphibians, aquatic invertebrates and others such as dragonflies and damselflies.

- Blenheim Park will be enhanced for wildlife through the establishment of two wet meadows towards to southern end of the site.

- Balancing ponds on site will be brought back into a 4-year rotational coppice cycle in order to promote better age-structure of regenerating willow and alder.

- Marginal planting at the edge of these ponds will encourage greater biodiversity still.

- Two junction ponds will be excavated where streams converge in Blenheim Park, to provide extra pond habitats for wildlife.

- Tree planting and provision of roosting opportunities for bats will also be installed at Blenheim Park.

 The Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is asking for volunteers to help with scrub cutting on 19th October and 30th October, meeting at the bridge in Blenheim Meadow at 10am.

For more information on the project visit www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk/erdf-wild-towns or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


Snow – Gloucestershire County Council will clear snow from the roads.

The Town Council have grit bins located at the Cider Press (Fosseway Ave), Church St (Manor House), Church Street (St David's Church), East Street  (steps to embankment), Wellington Rd and Hospital Road. The Council also have bags of salt that can be collected from the Council Office.  The grit and salt is provided by GCC and is for use, by the public, on public roads and footpaths.

 

Crime Prevention

The Police are selling Home and Personal safety equipment at cost price, if you would like to place an order through them, please click on the link below:

 

CRIME PREVENTION list of equipment for sale.

To sign up for Community Alerts please visit https://www.yourcommunityalerts.co.uk/pages/4198/1/Register.html

 

Report it – local problems on your street like graffitti, broken paving slabs, potholes or lighting.

https://www.fixmystreet.com/

 

Location finder - what3words


Gloucestershire Police and South Western Ambulance Service are now using what3words. This means if you need to contact the police and are having trouble describing where you are, you can use the app to tell them your exact location.


what3words has labelled every 3m x 3m square in the world with an address made of three random words from the dictionary. For example, the 3 word address of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square is ///this.fantastic.notes


All you need to do is download the free what3words app. You’ll be able to see and share the 3 word address of your current location and also find out the 3 word address of your home (by typing in your address and selecting the square containing your front door).


Visit what3words.com or download the app to find out more.

 

Contact Us


The office is closed to the public however the Council can be contacted by email

clerk@moretoninmarshtowncouncil or assistantclerk@moretoninmarshtowncouncil for allotment queries

Tel: 01608 651448 or if there is no reply 07746922569 

Councilllors contact details Poster contact details May 19.pdf

Normal Opening Hours*

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday: 9am – 4pm
Thursday: 9am – 4pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

…or by appointment.

*Subject to change due to external commitments and meetings.


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