ALTON TOWN COUNCIL SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
COVID-19 UPDATE - THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED ON THE 28th MAY 2020
The primary role of Alton Town Council at this time, remains that of a community connector, encouraging and empowering local people to look out for the neighbours within their street, particularly to help those self isolating with shopping, collecting medical prescriptions, child care, dog walking, library books etc.. We are also working on forward planning so that as lockdown restrictions are gradually eased over the coming weeks, we can ensure that our High Street, our open spaces, allotments and public buildings are safe to use as and when the rules enable them to reopen.
We are using our new hashtag #BeaKindNeighbour
Week 1 edition (20th March )Please click here for a copy
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Week 11 (28th May) Please click here to download a copy to read and print.
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Due to the enforced closure of the Town Hall, with officers working remotely, the Council has approved the following supplement to its Business Continuity Plan, which explains the current position and how the council will continue to function. Covid-19 Business Continuity Report.
On the 4th April, the Government approved changes to the way in which Council and Committee meetings can be held to enable remote functioning of business and decision making. Council and Committee meetings are therefore now being held "virtually" with agendas and meeting reports published in the usual way.
Please Click here for the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panel (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings)(England and Wales) Regulations 2020. A summary of these regulations and how they apply to Town Councils can be found here. NALC Briefing paper.
As part of the Town Council’s Health and Wellbeing agenda, we are also providing officer resource to map all of the local organisations, volunteers groups and charities who can provide support to local people. The results of this exercise are contained in the links below and these will be updated as new organisations and groups are identified.
USEFUL LINKS - PLEASE NOTE THAT INFORMATION IS CHANGING VERY RAPIDLY, PLEASE CHECK WITH EACH PROVIDER TO ENSURE THEY ARE STILL ABLE TO OFFER SUPPORT/SERVICE.
Funding Opportunities for local organisations - updated 27th April 2020
Local Food and Shopping Spreadsheet - updated 27th March 2020
Local Community Support Spreadsheet - updated 20th March 2020
National Support Spreadsheet - updated 20th March 2020
Mental Health Support Spreadsheet - updated 20th March 2020
Financial Support Spreadsheet - updated 20th March 2020
Four Marks and Medstead Local Support Page - updated 26th March 2020
Public Health England Updates - updated daily
Hampshire County Council Updates - advice for the elderly and vulnerable people
Domestic Abuse TOWN COUNCIL EVENTS UPDATED 26th MARCH.
Third Party Events on Town Council land. – The Bus Rally (July), Hillman Imp Rally (July) Victorian Cricket (June), Town Park Festival (May), The Butts Fun Fair (April) and Lions Party in the Park (June) have all postponed.
The Town Council has now also, very disappointingly, taken the decision to postpone the following of its own events:
Mayor's Reception (April), VE Day (May) Battle of Alton (May) King's Pond BioBlitz (June), the Community Fair (June), the Eco Fair (July), the Big Dig in the Public Gardens (July) and Last Night of the Proms (July)
The Walking and Cycling Festival in May has now been scaled back completely and will be for independent walking and cycling only - we are currently trying to prepare route maps for a number of the walks/rides for people to carry out themselves as part of their one form of daily exercise as advocated by the government.