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Hello everyone,

I hope you are keeping well and safe.

Over the last couple of weeks, the collections and deliveries of groceries and medications has been taken over by a Task Team from Carmarthenshire County Council.

The St. Clears Town Council Community Action Group is still available to support you, but the main bulk of the work will now be carried out by the County Council. They are staff members who have been redeployed and the process remains the same with you calling the store directly or relevant store helpline in order to place your order. The deliveries will then be made in the usual manner.

We wish to reassure you that the Town Council will be on hand to undertake tasks between help that is currently available and urge you to make contact with us to ask for any assistance which will assist you during this time.

It has been a difficult couple of months and all actions are in line with Government and County guidelines and advice, and we are confident that support will be available for as long as is required. The people of the area need to be assured that the support is available, and this will assist those who are still self- isolating to continue.

It is good to hear of the community spirit that is strong in the area, with neighbours and friends helping one another and the various social media platforms being used to keep people connected. The area is quiet and it is clear that people are complying with the current guidelines and we are positive that in time we can restore some normality to the area.

In the meantime, look after yourselves and take care.

Ian Richards

Member- St. Clears Town Council


(Updated:22:42 22/05/2020)


Dear all,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well and coming to terms with the extension of the current guidelines.

This update aims to reassure you that the work being carried out by the Community Action Group continues to support you during this time.

To date, we have carried out over 200 tasks, from delivering food and medicines and other tasks which allow you to remain safely at home.

I want to reassure you that we will continue to support and assist you until we are all through this and are on hand 7 days a week to provide any assistance you require.

It is at times like this that a community needs to ‘pull together’. It has been heartening to see how well people are responding during this time. From messages of thanks and well wishing the NHS and other key workers in the area, to neighbours looking out for one another.

The area is quiet and peaceful, and people are looking forward to returning to normal, but realise that we must all continue to work hard, look after one another and abide by the guidelines. By doing this, I am certain that we will all be returning to the shops and local facilities in our area in the near future.

Please keep an eye on our website, which is constantly updated and a good source of local information and advice. Please feel free to contribute and any contact would be welcomed.

In the meantime, take care and a huge thank you for everyone who is working so hard to support and also a big thank you for those who are self-isolating and making enormous sacrifices in order to ensure that we all remain safe.

Many Thanks

Ian Richards

Member- St. Clears Town Council


(Updated:14:46 19/04/20)


Update

From Tuesday 14th April deliveries undertaken by the St. Clears Town Council Community Action Group will only take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.

This is due to introducing measures to ensure the safety of the volunteers and Council members.

Please plan your shopping around these days and orders can be taken at both the Coop and Spar in the usual way up until 230pm on each specified day.

The helpline and website will remain open and monitored between these times and if your request is urgent, we will do our best to assist.

This is only a temporary measure and will be monitored on a weekly basis.

Many Thanks for your understanding.


(Updated:15:00 10/04/20)


Dear all,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well and above all keeping yourselves busy and occupied.

This week has seen some tremendous work take place with Town Councillors and local volunteers collecting and delivering food and medicines.

We are thankful to many local people who are devoting their time helping to shop, collect and deliver food and medicines to people who are self- isolating.

The Town Council is working extremely hard, linking in with the County Council to ensure that all effort focusses on the needs of local people.

We are here to help you in any way you need in order to make your time through this difficult phase as comfortable and stress free as possible.

The town of St. Clears is literally like a ‘month of Sundays’, with it being quiet and peaceful, and this is a positive sign that the community is working together to make the area and people safe.

I am sure you will join the Town Council in thanking the volunteers, local businesses and local community as well as all NHS staff and key workers who live in our community for their efforts during this difficult time.

Please remember, if there is anything you need, please contact us via the Community Action Group website.

Take care and keep well.

Ian Richards

Member- St. Clears Town Council


(Updated:11:46 05/04/20)

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