Parish Council News
 
Huntingdonshire District Council Update:
 
1. HDC COVID-19 dedicated webpage:

2. Information for local businesses:

  • There is a dedicated webpage for local businesses to access information about business rate relief, access to support and other measures that have been introduced by the Government. It can all be found in one place here: https://huntingdonshire.gov.uk/investhuntssupport
  • The Council are also issuing letters imminently to every business ratepayer in the district, which will contain information on how to access new guidance and support that the government has announced.

3. Impact on waste services:

  • Due to the coronavirus outbreak and potential increases in staff sickness levels, some recycling and waste services may be impacted. This may result in general rubbish being prioritised, other services being suspended at short notice, such as organic waste, recycling or bulky waste collections.
  • Services offered and operating hours may also change at Recycling Centres. We are working hard to minimise the impact on your recycling and waste collections and we appreciate your understanding if services do change. We are monitoring the situation closely but should the situation change we will be altering the service accordingly. Currently, all collection crews are deployed so services are running as normal.
  • Any individuals asked to self-isolate, either as a precaution or because they are confirmed to have coronavirus, should follow this advice to get rid of their household waste to ensure the virus is not spread via personal waste. Individuals should place all personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths, securely in a plastic bag or bin liner. This plastic bag should then be placed in another plastic bag and securely tied. These bags must be stored separately to other waste for at least 72 hours before being placed in the general rubbish collection. After 72 hours outside the body, the virus is no longer viable and the double-bagged waste can be put in the general rubbish collection as normal. Only heavily contaminated waste, such as tissues that have been coughed in and disposable cleaning cloths need to be treated in this way. Regular household recycling and waste should be treated as normal. Please note, individuals who are self-isolating should not visit any recycling centre.

National Advice

4. Key worker definition:

5. Guidance for charitable organisations:

Other useful links

 
Hemingford Hub springs into action for Covid-19
Every home in Hemingford Grey and Hemingford Abbots will receive a leaflet from Hemingford Hub over the next couple of days. It explains how we can help those self-isolating, either because they are over 70 or in response to advice over their medical history.
Each HH volunteer delivering the leaflets will be covering several roads. They may knock on your door to ask if you are in need of help with errands. If you would like to take up the offer of more help, please advise the volunteer. He or she will report back to us with your needs, so we can activate them to support you under our guidelines. They will contact you again, and if they visit you they will stand two metres from your doorstep to ask how often and when you may need their services or deliveries.
Rest assured we will look after your contact details .
 
Home Delivery Services
The Hemingford Hub can collect and deliver essential groceries and medicines. Telephone:07308 035416 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.hemingfordhub.co.uk

 

Hemingford Stores are also working in conjunction with the Hemingford Hub, but you can also telephone the shop directly on 01480 467667

The Axe and Compass Pub are now offering a takeaway menu. Telephone: 01480 463605. 

St Margaret's Church

As of 17th March 2020 all services at St Margaret's Church are suspended. Resources for prayer will be posted on www.churchbytheriver.org.uk Ministers who are themselves in the 'vunerable group' will be available via email or telephone and those not, in person. Please ask if you need help or counsel.
 
New Busway Timetable
There is a new Busway timetable being launched from 29th March 2020. Further information can be found using the link: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/east/busway-service-changes-march-2020 
 

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