ALTON TOWN COUNCIL SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
COVID-19 UPDATE - THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED ON THE 27TH MARCH
The primary role of Alton Town Council at this time, is 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.. The easiest way to do this is by popping a note through your neighbours door with your telephone number/e-mail address and the form to complete is contained within the newsletter for Week 1 and Week 2
We will be using our new hashtag #BeaKindNeighbour
For the week 1 edition (20th March )Please click here for a copy
Week 2 (26th March) - Please click here to download a copy to read and print.
Week (2nd April) - Please click here to download a copy to read and print.
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.
Graham Titterington Mayor of Alton said: “In such uncertain times, we should all strive to be a good neighbour and help support each other, being particularly mindful of those who may need extra assistance. As a Town Council we know that Altonians already demonstrate strong community spririt, which is why we love our town and we will only grow stronger as we pull together in the weeks ahead”
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.
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.
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.