Parish Council Offices ****UPDATE****

***UPDATE – The phone lines are now set up and you can contact the office on 01279 813214 Mon-Fri 9am – 4pm apart from Weds when the lines close at 1pm. Alternatively, you can still email us at the parish council email address below ***

 

 

The decision has been taken for all Parish Council office staff to work from home and we’re awaiting imminent set-up of phone transfer. We will put another message out when the phone is operational but until then it you need to contact us please could you email as at parishcouncil@stansted.net.

Many thanks

 

 

Update from Uttlesford District Council – Responding to COVID-19

This is a regular email bulletin aimed at keeping you up-to-date with how Uttlesford District Council is responding to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

You can find details of any changes to council services on our website – see www.uttlesford.gov.uk/coronavirus or click on the link below. On this page you will also find links to trusted sources and guidance.

Get council service updates

How to get in touch with UDC

Given the current challenges and health risks around personal contact, the reception area at our Saffron Walden offices is now closed. This action has been taken to protect residents and our staff.

We are also not taking any cash payments at this time.

There are a number of other ways in which you can access our services:

Thank you for your understanding at this time.

Uttlesford Community Response

We’ve set up a new community helpline to direct you to services that can help during the current situation.

Uttlesford Community Response has been set up for the following two things:

  1. To help direct residents who need support, such as picking up shopping or prescription collections, to services which can help or to someone who can be a telephone or Facebook friend.
  2. To provide advice on where to register your offer of help to support your community.

Call: 03333 408 218 (8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday)

Email: communityresponse@uttlesford.gov.uk 

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters has released expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing while staying at home, as well as guidance if you’re feeling worried or anxious about the coronavirus outbreak.

Other organisations such as Mind also offer advice on your wellbeing and the wellbeing of others.

The Livewell website has advice on looking after your wellbeing and being active whilst staying at home.

Coronavirus (Covid-19): what you need to do

The single most important action we can all take in fighting coronavirus is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Anyone can spread the virus.

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others

NHS advice for everyone

Essex Fraud Alert

Please see attached

 

Essex Fraud Alert – Covid 19

Uttlesford Citizens Advice

We are pleased to report that Uttlesford Citizens Advice telephone advice service is fully operational – our fully trained volunteers and members of staff are ready to offer support and advice to your residents to help them with any concerns they may have regarding benefit entitlements, consumer rights, money worries, employment rights and housing issues during this difficult time. To access the service, people should call 01799 618840 and leave a short message with their name, telephone number and postcode and one of our advisers will call back as soon as they are able.

 

The team at Uttlesford Frontline have put together some useful factsheets, which you may like to share with others in your community.  The first

gives information about employment and consumer rights as well as help available if people are worried about a reduction in their income.

The second gives details of local help and support for those that are housebound and self-isolating. Both are regularly updated.

 

Both can be downloaded by going to www.uttlesfordfrontline.org.uk and searching the library of services for ‘covid’.

SCAM ALERT

We have received the following from a council colleague:

I have just had a phone conversation with a friend who today received a call from a number in Cleveland nr Bristol. The caller pretended to be calling on behalf of the government given he is over the age of 70 offering him a free device for his home that would provide medical assistance if he were to fall or become unwell. The value of this device would be paid for by the government but the maintenance fee needed to be paid by the homeowner some £29.99. At this point my friend was asked for bank account details etc… it was then he realised it was a scam and politely declined. Apparently the caller was very articulate and quite credible.

Please pass this onto as many people as possible but especially any neighbours not on FaceBook.

SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE- Weekend Garden Waste Skip 2020

THIS SERVICE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19

PARISH COUNCIL CONSULTATION – THE FUTURE OF CRAFTON GREEN HOUSE

PARISH COUNCIL CONSULTATION – THE FUTURE OF CRAFTON GREEN HOUSE

 

The Parish Council is launching a consultation on the future of our old office building, Crafton Green House.  Having given serious consideration as to whether this is the right time to undertake a consultation, we decided to go ahead.  With more people at home, and perhaps with more time on their hands, we might reach a wider audience than we would under “normal” circumstances.  Our original plan was to hold a longer public participation session than usual ahead of our Council Meeting on 29 April, and then members would take their decision at a further meeting on 6 May.  However, all of that will now remain under review given the current circumstances caused by Covid-19.

 

Please take some time to read the document and send your considered response by email to parishcouncil@stansted.net or by post to Stansted Mountfitchet Parish Council, The Mountfitchet Exchange, Crafton Green, 72 Chapel Hill, Stansted, Essex  CM24 8AQ

 

Consultation Document March 2020