DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, THE PARISH COUNCIL OFFICES AND THE STEVENSON CENTRE

ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

WE CAN STILL BE REACHED

Email: councilmanager@greatcornardpc.co.uk or Phone: 01787 373212 (10am-3pm Monday to Friday) 

 

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

PLEASE SEE THE 'GCPC's RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)' PAGE FROM THE 'HOME' DROP DOWN LIST ABOVE FOR AN UP TO DATE POSITION ON HOW THE COUNCIL IS OPERATING DURING THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES.

 

NHS Test & Trace Service Launched


The NHS Test & Trace service has been launched across England and the service forms part of the Government's Covid-19 recovery strategy, which seeks to help the nation return to normal as soon as possible for as many people as possible, in a way that is safe and protects our NHS and social care sector. The service will also play a vital role in providing an early warning if Covid-19 activity is increasing locally, regionally or nationally. This information will then be used to inform the Government's approach to stop the spread of the virus.

You can now be tested at Great Cornard Leisure Centre, Head Lane, CO10 0JU on Wednesday 1st July and Saturday 4th July.

For more information, please follow these links suffolk.gov.uk or nhs.uk

 

Stick with it Suffolk!

Stick With It Suffolk is a campaign launching on Monday 18 May 2020, highlighting what we must all continue doing, to keep each other safe and to defeat the virus.

Stick With It Suffolk is being rolled out across the county by the Suffolk Resilience Forum, which include Suffolk’s NHS, Emergency and Public Services. These local authorities and organisations are working together around the clock to keep Suffolk as safe as possible. Please see stick with it suffolk for more information.

 

Volunteering in Your Local Community

A new Suffolk Community Service has been set up by Suffolk County Council for those in need of help during the COVID-19 emergency called Home But Not Alone. The service has been launched to help connect people who want to volunteer in their communities with neighbours who are most in need. 

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For more information, please go to Home But Not Alone. Phones are operational between 9am and 5pm seven days a week.

 

Great Cornard Parish Council is working with Sudbury Community Network which aims to match volunteers and their skills with needs created by the COVID-19 emergency. If you would like more information please visit Sudbury Community Network or to register your interest as a volunteer please click here Registration Form.

 

Volunteer at Volunteer in Suffolk

 

Community Action Suffolk provide professional and stratgic support, free of charge, to voluntary organisations and are also connecting with volunteer services in your area.

Please visit Community Action Suffolk.

 

British Red Cross - Hardship Fund

The British Red Cross are providing financial support to help the most vulnerable financially impacted by the covid-19 crisis. The Fund provides short term financial help for individuals who can’t afford essentials such as food and toiletries, somewhere safe to sleep, and access to a telephone and the internet. Those in need will be registered for assistance by the Red Cross’s network of Referral Partner organisations which include Local Authorities, charities, and other groups working with vulnerable people. www.hardshipfund.redcross.org.uk

 

Suffolk Police - Important Safety Links

Suffolk Constabulary is reminding people to stay alert to criminals looking to continue to exploit the vulnerable during the Coronavirus outbreak. They have provided these links Cold Callers and Fraud Prevention with more information.

You can also visit Suffolk Constabulary to learn about 'Police Connect' which is a messaging service connecting you to the very latest policing news for your area via e-mail, text or phone. There is no charge for this service - all messages you receive are free.

The Police are reminding members of the public about keeping outbuildings safe and secure. Please see Shed and Garage Security for some helpful advice.

 

Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust - Mental Health Support

For advice and support, please call 0808 196 3494 or visit www.nsft.nhs.uk

 

NHS Wellbeing

Are you living life to the full? Take the quiz here Mood Quiz

For courses/online resources or just to receive friendly, professional support from your local wellbeing team, visit www.llttf4suffolk.com 

If you are feeling overwhelmed, low, stressed, anxious you can call 0300 123 1503 or visit www.wellbeingnands.co.uk/suffolk

West Suffolk Hospital - Change to Visiting Rules

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the hospital has had to change some of its visiting rules. They have set up a dedicated phone line to assist with queries about these changes and for updates on loved ones.

Please call 01284 712555 - 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week

 

Bus Timetables

Timetables have changed recently to ensure sufficient services for essential travel. Please visit Suffolk on Board for timetables and passenger information.

From 6th July 2020, changes are being made to concessionary travel passes. Please see link for more information.

 

The Quay Theatre

The Quay Theatre is going online, with a new sister website and a YouTube channel to keep you engaged with live recorded performances, features, public performance content and competitions. Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1ePc2Nbjt8   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1ePc2Nbjt8&feature=youtu.be   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1ePc2Nbjt8&feature=youtu.be

Useful Links

Please visit Suffolk County Council for the latest local advice and guidance. Also visit the Government website for up to date national information.

Babergh District Council 

Coronavirus Financial Support

Both large and small businesses and the self-employed can access a range of support measures to help them through these unprecedented times caused by COVID-19. For more information and to see who is elible, please visit Coronavirus Business Support

Babergh District Council's Reponse to COVID-19

Pledge to Support Communities

Protecting Communities

Fight Against Coronavirus

 
Suffolk Trading Standards
 
To report a business, please call on 01473 264859 (option 3) or email on tradingstandards@suffolk.gov.uk.
Report all scams by calling 0808 223 1133.
 
 
Suspended Meet a Councillor Sessions
 
Please note that all 'Meet a Councillor' sessions run by local Councillor, Tony Harman, have been suspended until further notice. Councillor Harman can still be reached in the following ways:
tony@cornard.info
01787 313212
 
 
 
 
Great Cornard Parish Council
The Stevenson Centre, Stevenson Approach, Great Cornard, Suffolk CO10 0WD
Office Opening Hours are normally 10am - 3pm Monday to Friday (excl Bank Hols)
Please call the number below to make an appointment
Telephone No: 01787 373212

Email Address: councilmanager@greatcornardpc.co.uk

Mrs N C Tamlyn - Council Manager
Miss E Skuce - Council Administrator
Miss S Kent - Council Administrator