There is a lot of valuable information out there. We will put the local aspects first where possible. Please also refer to the up to date SCAM list under the Neighbourhood Watch page.
We still receive the daily updates from Suffolk County Council on behalf of all of Suffolk about the current situation which includes information and advice from the Government. However these are no longer in a format that we can cut and paste onto this page. Instead they are in the form of a link. If you would like to access the daily update, please do so via this link which will take you to the SALC page with the daily update link clearly shown.
We have retained the basic useful websites informantion below which are an invaluable source of information.
PLEASE BE AWARE - Palgrave has mobilised a group of Volunteers from in and around our Parish...
A group of people from different organisations from around the Parish, has been formed to help people in and around Palgrave: whether it’s those who are self-isolating, or those who are struggling to obtain essential supplies or medication, or anyone else who might need something we can help with!
This group is being co-ordinated by Sharon Cousins-Clarke. To contact Sharon click here
COVID-19 PCSG -
A Palgrave Community Support group to coordinate support to Palgrave village during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak has been set up. The group is comprised of representatives of the Parish Council, the PDCC, Neighbourhood Watch and others in the community. The aims of the Palgrave Community Support group are:
• coordination of the many volunteers - several people have kindly offered their services and we are keen to expand our pool of volunteers. If you feel able to help either by being a first point of contact, or by assisting with tasks such as shopping or by giving neighbourly support over the phone, please contact Sharon on email@example.com
• we have door knocked every household in the parish to determine who needs support. This is now followed up with a contact card to those identified vulnerable people, which is being distributed through the letterbox. If you haven’t received one and are classified as vulnerable, please contact Sharon on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01379 309401;
Where to go for information and advice:
We will add links to useful websites on this Parish Council website as and when we have them;
If you need support please do not hesitate to contact the person named on the cards which have been distributed and if you are able to assist us, please do not hesitate to contact Sharon Cousins-Clarke. Thank you very much.
Please bear in mind at this difficult time that the Church is [also] here if you need any help or someone to talk to. Only the church building is closed. You are welcome to call Rev Adrian Watkins (Rector) 741949, Rev Ginny Manning (Assistant Priest) 644229 or Hugh Bunbury (Churchwarden) 643635.
We would also like to remind all parishioners that the Palgrave Welfare Trust is standing by in case the virus causes financial hardship. Their contact details can be found are on their dedicated page on this website.
Latest Government guidelines
The government has released updated guidelines related to the coronavirus. As ever, it is important to use official government advice to inform any actions or decisions, given the prevalence of unreliable news sources. On 11 May, the government released Our plan to rebuild: the UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy —this gives more detail of the new government guidelines that come into effect from 13 May.
As the days go into weeks, it is more important than ever that people remember that anyone can spread Coronavirus so everyone should stay at home.
Stick With It Suffolk -
Is a campaign launched on Monday 18 May 2020, highlighting what we must all continue doing, to keep each other safe and to defeat the virus. It is crucial that people keep following the instructions.
- Keep staying at home
- Keep working from home where you can
- Keep 2 metres apart if you go out
- Keep exercising safely
- Keep washing your hands with soap and water
- Keep self-isolating if you or anyone in your household has symptoms
- Keep travelling by car, bike or walking
- Keep staying safe at work
- Keep shielding yourself if you’re vulnerable
- Keep supporting local businesses
- Keep looking out for each other
To read more click here