Information on services shops are offering, take away/deliveries during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and general information

We are constantly gathering information from local businesses and this sheet will be updated as we get more details/changes.  The Town Council has produced a Coronavirus Information Leaflet  which has great local support information.  It will be delivered to homes in the Town Council area shortly.

Let us know of updates or further information that will be good to add.  If you send as much information as you can to assistant@liskeard.gov.uk we will add it and upload the newest version.  So, keep checking back so you don’t miss anything.  We’ve popped on a pdf as well as an excel sheet.  Feel free to download the excel sheet and create your own records as relevant to yourselves.

Businesses offering services, opening times, charities info and much more:

Here’s the pdf link: Info as at 4.5.20

ADVICE AND GUIDANCE

LISKEARD ACTION ON THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Social Emergency Fund

One of the ways that the Town Council has responded to the Coronavirus and issues facing vulnerable people within Liskeard, is to establish this Social Emergency Fund. This is intended to support the activities of those community groups and organizations bringing help and support to those facing isolation and need.  The Application Form and how to apply can be found on our Grants page here.

Since the launch of the Liskeard Town Council Social Emergency Fund we have given out more than £9,000, and you may have read in the Cornish Times about some of the great projects going on to support people in our community.

We still have money left in the fund, so if you have a project, or idea for a project which could help fill a need in the community please apply. Applications are being considered every few weeks and money can then be paid immediately. Please contact the Town Clerk at townclerk@liskeard.gov.uk if you want to know the next deadline date.

If You Have Concerns

If you have any questions about COVID-19, know of any local residents who need support, or if there are any local issues related to the COVID-19 response, please use this email: covid19@cornwall.gov.uk .

Volunteer Cornwall

Volunteer Cornwall have been coordinating volunteers across the county and on 21st May supported their 3,000th local person. Requests range from moving furniture so someone can come home from hospital, caring for a horse while its owner recovered from the virus, fixing a washing line and much more. It’s not too late to volunteer or to request help if you need it – details below.

Can You help?

If you can volunteer to help during this crisis please let Volunteer Cornwall know.  They are coordinating support throughout the county.  Use their   Registration Form or ring them on 01872 266988 (leave a message if needed).

Do You Need Help?

If you are affected and need help you can email Volunteer Cornwall on requestforhelp@volunteercornwall.org.uk or ring them on 01872 266988

Cornwall Council is continuing to post daily updates on its website – www.cornwall.gov.uk.  Check it regularly for the latest information.

Central government are offering additional help to the extremely vulnerable who have been asked to shield for 12 weeks including free basic food boxes and access to priority delivery slots at the supermarkets. To register go to the website www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable or call 0800 0288327 and answer the questions (note you will need the NHS number of the person you are arranging help for)

The Town Council will also be passing on further information, as and when we can.  We have also produced a Coronavirus Information Leaflet  with lots of advice and useful contacts.  Feel free to share it.  Read it, it’s not junk mail.

Facilities Service

The Public Hall complex and Town Council office are closed to the public, the office is contactable by telephone and email during normal office hours (9am – 1pm Monday to Friday).  All the public toilets in Liskeard town centre are closed.

The play parks are closed and the equipment cordoned off.  The play equipment is no longer being inspected for safety and there will be no litter picking in the play areas.  The litter bins will not be emptied, if you are out and have litter please take it home.  If you do visit the parks please do so briefly and ensure you observe the 2 metres social distancing.

The clock at the Guildhall will not be wound during this time to protect staff safety.  This requires 2 people to be working together in close proximity to each other.

If you have specific enquiries about the facilities you can email facilities@liskeard.gov.uk .

 

Town Council Reception Service

The Reception Service is closed with immediate effect for visitors, but is still available via telephone, email and in writing to 3-5 West Street, Liskeard, PL14 6BW, although emailing or telephone is preferred as the postbox will not be checked daily.

Office hours are 9am – 1pm Monday to Friday

01579 345407, option 1.

reception@liskeard.gov.uk

Coronovirus Information and Advice

This Government Information page has information on the condition from the NHS, advice for employers and businesses, travel advice and vulnerable people.  Keep checking it for updates.

The Cornwall Council website has information on what support it can offer with Business Rates help and  Exceptional Relief for Council Tax information, along with much more.

The Cornwall Community Foundation is offering support and guidance on their website .  Grants are available to front line community groups.

 

Cornwall Council has produced an excellent Community Toolkit giving contact information for lots of organisations including for those suffering from domestic abuse or violence and doorstep crime.

 

As this situation is changing frequently, keep checking the websites for updates.

All toilets that the Town Council has responsibility for have now been closed and the following notices placed at each location.

 

 

All play areas that the Town Council has responsibility for have been closed.  Please do not allow your children to play on them.  If you use the park area for exercise please do so quickly and return home safely, taking any litter you may have with you as the bins are not being emptied.

Tourist/Town Information Centre

Liskeard Information Centre is closed until further notice. The health and safety of residents, visitors and staff is paramount to us.

While the office is closed we will be working remotely and you can contact us via phone, email or by messaging us on social media. Local information can be found on our website and social media feeds which are being updated regularly.

Please note, we have not amended all events on the events calendar, but as government advice is to avoid all non essential travel all events should be considered cancelled until further notice.

Email: tourism@liskeard.gov.uk

Tel: 01579 349148

Temporary hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm (closed Bank Holidays)

Museum

The Museum is closed is closed until further notice.  This decision has been made for the health and wellbeing of our volunteer team and the wider community.

Work will continue in the Museum to develop our displays, care for the collection and help with enquiries. We aim to keep everyone informed and able to view the exhibitions via Facebook and our websites.

www.museumsincornwall.org.uk

Liskeard and District Museum

contact@liskeardmuseum.co.uk

01579 346087

 

 

CCTV Service and Advice on being ScamAware

At present this service will remain operating as normal.

Don’t fall victim to coronavirus scams.  The National Trading Standards Scams Team have produced some information that is useful.  You can download the media pack and use the information to protect yourselves and others.   The letter will give you tips and contacts if you are worried and need help.

Coronavirus scams awareness letter

Coronavirus Social Media pack

Businesses Giving Local Support and Support for Businesses

Many of our local businesses are offering new services and amazing support during this time.  We are sharing Facebook posts from local businesses across to the Your Liskeard Facebook page.  By liking and following that page you can see updates to services.

If you have a local business and Your Liskeard doesn’t pick up your posts already, direct message them and then your posts can be shared too.

Details of Government support for businesses can be found here.  Keep checking it for updates.

The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub have a huge amount of information and guidance on their website, keep checking it for updates as news comes out:  Growth Hub website

Cornwall Council website has information for businesses and individuals and if regularly updated.

Meetings

The Town Council plan to hold monthly virtual meetings and will post more information as we have it.

Agendas for meetings will be placed online the week before the meeting on the Committees page.  Should anyone wish to comment on an item please email the clerk of the relevant meeting.