COVID-19 NEWS

COVID 19 – Beccles Town Centre Safety Measures – We need your feedback

A working party to look at Beccles Town Centre safety measures, made up of representatives of Beccles Town Council, Beccles Councillors for County and District Councils and the Beccles Business and Tourism Association, has been set up to ensure that businesses can reopen safely and give the community the confidence to return to their local shops, following on from the rules imposed by the Government regarding social distancing due to COVID 19.  The first phase of temporary measures have now been implemented in the town centre and their impact will continue to be monitored.

We would be grateful to receive the views of the community and businesses regarding any subsequent measures.  A questionnaire has been produced and we would appreciate it if you could complete this as soon as possible.  The link to the questionnaire is here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/becclesmeasures and you can also obtain a paper copy by emailing admin@beccles.info or writing to Beccles Town Council, Town Hall, The Walk, BECCLES NR34 9AJ or calling 01502 712109.  Paper copies will also be available to collect from Saxons and Beccles Books.  Your views are important so please could you spare a few minutes to give us your feedback.

Thank you

Assistance for Beccles Residents

District and County Councillors are working together to assist those that have been advised to self-isolate.  Leaflets will soon be posted through every letter box in Beccles.

The following contacts can be used in order to sign post you to the practical help and support that you need:-

Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw 07738 264091

elfrede.brambley-crawshaw@suffolk.gov.uk

Caroline Topping  07825 421117

caroline.topping@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Graham Elliott 07824 821515

Graham.Elliott@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Mark Bee 07932650085

mark.bee@suffolk.gov.uk

The link to the Facebook page is here

Further Information

As you will be aware, Government advice regarding this outbreak is changing all the time.  For the most up to date information, please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Here is the link to the dedicated page on the East Suffolk Council’s website https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/features/coronavirus-covid-19/ and the link to information on the Suffolk County Council website is here

Mindfulness Sessions

Message from Access Community Trust Social Prescribing Team

A series of mindfulness based relaxation and stress management sessions are now available to view. Alexis is our wellbeing practitioner who will be delivering the mindfulness courses to patients, but we wanted to offer those supporting the community opportunity to access some wellbeing support too.

Session 1  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v2PVDw0YVI

Session 2 www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AiyS2PShzg

Session 3 www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtnX5amk5VM&t=168s

Session 4 https://youtu.be/UylO1f85Rv4

Information regarding Beccles Town Council Services

As of 25 March, the decision has been made for the Town Council staff to work from home as much as possible, to comply with the Government’s latest advice for everybody to stay at home.

The office will still be staffed on an ad hoc basis to deal with urgent matters, and so a message can still be left on the Town Hall number 01502 712109 and we will respond as soon as we can.

Alternatively, all staff have been issued with mobile phones and numbers are as follows:-

Town Clerk, Claire Boyne  07907 635088

Deputy Town Clerk/Facilities Manager, Charlie Middleton 07798 871039

Administration Assistant, Candice Turner  07907 635082 (working hours 10 am to 1pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)

Town Council and Beccles Fenland Charity Trust meetings can now legally be held online.  Click here for agendas and minutes.

 

Beccles Friday Market

In line with Government guidelines, the Friday Market will continue to operate, selling essential items only.

Blyburgate Hall

Given that the majority of regular user groups have now cancelled classes over the next few weeks, the decision has been taken to close Blyburgate Hall until further notice.

Beccles Bell Tower

Easter Bank Holiday opening to the public for the Bell Tower tours will now not take place.  The Bell Tower will remain closed until further notice.

Beccles Yacht Station

The Yacht Station re-opened on Saturday 4th July 2020.