Statement - Covid 19
We, like you all, are watching the news unfold regarding the Covid 19/Coronavirus outbreak, and many of us are wondering what will happen next. These are difficult times for all of us, for our families, loved ones, friends and neighbours.
This is a time when we all need to help one another so, if you are able, please do try and support those who might be particularly vulnerable. Whether this is via a phone call or a note through the door to check if they are okay. Those who are self-isolating may be feeling lonely and this is not necessarily just the older generation. Could you help anyone who may be vulnerable with a video call so that they can see a friendly face? If a neighbour can't get out to shop – perhaps you could pick up some provisions for them? In these uncertain times, we should all strive to be a good neighbour and help support each other.
The fantastic community of Brackley, and the surrounding villages, have already taken the great initiative of launching a new Facebook support group called 'Brackley Vs Coronavirus' and we thank those involved in its set up and those that have already come forward to help. If you are able to help, please join the group and offer your support.
We are being reassured that there is plenty of stock in the supply chain, especially if we only take what we need, so if you are doing your weekly or daily shop please remember to leave enough products on the shelf for the next person. Our supermarkets are receiving deliveries daily so there is plenty to go around for everyone if we are careful. Please also consider purchasing additional items for Brackley Foodbank for those unable to buy extra supplies.
Brackley Town Council would like to thank all those who are helping to deal with this emergency including our local doctors, nurses and other medical staff, ambulance and emergency staff and all those in public and private sector services who are responding. Our supermarket staff have been under extreme pressure and we thank them too.
Brackley Town Council offices are now closed to the public but we are all still working. Please do not hesitate to telephone us (01280 702441) or email (email@example.com) if we can help at all in any way. You will still see our grounds staff around the Town keeping Brackley the beautiful place it is. In order to safeguard them, we would appreciate that you keep your distance from them and telephone or email the office if you have any concerns.
We know that the people of Brackley already demonstrate a strong community spirit which is why we love our town and we will only grow stronger as we pull together in the weeks ahead.
Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 08:52 by Kathy Hale