A message about Coronavirus from the Charlton Kings Parish Council Chairman
As we are all aware, the Coronavirus is unfortunately, spreading across the country and we should all take sensible precautions to protect our own health and those we come in to contact with. Our actions locally are important in contributing to the national effort to overcome this crisis. The Parish Council will be active in supporting those in our community who live alone or who risk becoming isolated due to the current situation. Charlton Kings is fortunate to have a strong community ethos and is already pulling together to help each other. Talk to your neighbours, friends and family. There are also Facebook groups, e.g. the Friends of Charlton Kings, Charlton Kings Mums, Charlton Park Community who have already stepped forward and are promoting different ways to tackle this. Our website posts are automatically posted to our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The Parish Council is proud to be part of this community, and we encourage people who can volunteer to help others, to do so. Anyone who feels they may need help, we suggest they consider finding support in advance - having a conversation before it is needed may make it easier if the time comes.
People need people, for shopping, maybe dog walking, but also to talk to. Everyone's health matters; do not put yourself at risk but if you can help safely please do so. There is a wonderful card – Google 'Viral Kindness', that you can fill in and leave with anyone you think might welcome such help.
Please remember for medical assistance follow the NHS guidelines and/or call 111 (non-emergency) or 999 (emergency).
Charlton Kings Parish Council will keep operating throughout this crisis. We will aim to keep the Parish Office in Church Piece open, but if we have to close, we will let you know. The Parish Council is looking at alternative ways to do our business as is the rest of the country. We are currently working through a number of options and will communicate these once we have them agreed.Our councillors are currently coordinating activities across the parish and will continue to do so throughout. We will provide more information over the next few weeks. Regular updates will be posted on our webpages and Facebook&Twitter pages.
Posted: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 14:54 by Joanna Noles