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CORONAVIRUS MESSAGE FROM LITTLE LEIGH PARISH COUNCIL

 

Following government advice the Parish Council and Village Hall Management Committee have decided to cancel all gatherings and meetings of groups within the community. The Chief Medical Officer has advised social distancing and where necessary self isolation is vital to prevent the spread of the virus.  

The village hall will close with immediate effect and any bookings will be cancelled.

The planned VE day celebrations and Photowalk will also be cancelled.

We will halt further action on the canal improvement scheme.

We are a strong community and I am sure many of you will wish to pledge to volunteer to help elderly and vulnerable villagers while keeping yourselves safe. This could be by collecting their shopping, sending their mail or simply a short phonecall with them. You can do so by registering your support at the link in the press release below.

This will ensure there is a co- ordinated response and avoid duplication. Micro volunteering can make a big impact; simply spreading the word about services or activities available in local communities can make all the difference.

More details can be found in the CWAC press release below.

http://www.yourwestcheshire.co.uk/NewsArticle/{8F441A29-5BE9-451A-BB4F-8FF9C66492EA}

It contains information on the precautions to keep yourself safe.

Additional Information for Vulnerable People

The government is now advising people with the most serious underlying conditions to remain in strict isolation, to protect themselves and the NHS. Councils across the country have now established local hubs, to support people to access food, medical supplies and social support. This has been achieved by co-ordinating work between front-line council and NHS staff, partner agencies, local and national businesses and volunteers. Over 1500 people have responded to Cheshire West and Chester call for a community response, to help ensure that physical distancing doesn't need to mean social isolation.

People in the most vulnerable groups, based on their medical condition, are being contacted by the government, and referred onto help from their local council if they can't meet their needs with the help of friends and families. The first packages of support have now been received.

A wider group of local people may also need support to protect themselves from the virus. Cheshire West and Chester Council have therefore launched a dedicated helpline 0300 123 7031 which will run 7 days a week from 8am to 7pm. The helpline will provide advice and support, and where necessary make arrangements for food, medicines and social contact. 

You can also email: enquiries@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk.

 
Louise Gittins, Leader of the Council said, Whilst we understand that everyone now faces an enormous challenge from the unprecedented limitations put on our daily life by the Coronavirus outbreak, we need to focus our resources on supporting those members of our community who are vulnerable to serious medical complications as a result of infection from COVID-19. We've had an inspiring reaction from individuals and businesses who want to help at this time of crisis. Our co-ordinated community response has already begun to �shield� those of our residents who are most at risk, and we stand in solidarity and support for our most vulnerable residents at this challenging time.

The Council has set up a Community Fund of £250,000 to help local causes as west Cheshire aims to fight COVID-19 together. This Community Fund will help new community initiatives when they are setting up, as well as those more established groups that will continue to provide valuable services during the fight against COVID-19.

More local information on Coping at home with Corona virus can be found on the
Live Well Cheshire West website.

The latest government advice on staying at home can be found on the
GOV.UK website.


 

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This is the official Website of Little Leigh Parish Council designed to provide what we hope will be a valuable resource of information about the Parish Council and Village in general to all residents of and visitors to the village.

Little Leigh Parish is a diverse rural community of 6.4 square kilometres with a population of approximately 550 occupying some 250 dwellings within the North Cheshire green belt. It is located to the north of the River Weaver, four miles from Northwich and is bisected by the A533 Runcorn Road. It is bounded by the A49 Warrington Road to the west, extending eastwards almost to Barnton and the parish of Whitley to the north.

Little Leigh has a village centre south of Runcorn Road which includes St Michael and All Angels Church, the Village Hall, the Primary School and a housing estate. The parish comprises a substantial area of farmland and incorporates scattered farms and cottages with several clusters of ribbon development with a variety of different styles and materials.

It has a number of farms, livery yards, pubs and small businesses distributed about the parish.