PARISH COUNCIL NOTICE BOARD

CORONAVIRUS

Many of you and your partners are fortunate to have longstanding, reliable networks of family and friends but for those not be as fortunate, we think they might welcome the friendship of others very willing to ‘run errands’ and to be an additional source of support and advice at this particularly difficult time. 

 

If you or someone you know are having to self isolate, then please be aware that a bank of  nearly 50 Holcombe residents have volunteered to help.  This could be picking up a prescription or a bottle of milk, a full week’s shopping or just a chat; please don’t hesitate to phone.  Your call will be in strict confidence.

If you would like any help or advice, please phone either number below in the first instance.  We are mostly available but leave your name and phone number if you get an answer machine and your call will be returned.  After discussing your needs, we will seek to match you with a local volunteer (or perhaps even refer you to a specialist agency if your needs are more complex). 

 

Please phone: -          Vickie Watts - Tel: 07971 516916                                

 

For further information about using the Holcombe Support Group or to volunteer, please click on the following links and contact Vickie on 07971 516916 or email clerk@holcombepc.org.uk

 

 

 

For latest information view the government website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

2020 DIARY DATES  FOR

HOLCOMBE PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS

     7th January              Parish Council meeting

     4th February           Parish Council meeting

     3rd March                Parish Council meeting

     28th March              Litter Pick  - CANCELLED

     7th April                   Parish Council meeting

     21st April                 Annual Meeting of the Parish

     5th May                   Annual Parish Council meeting

     8th May                   VE Day celebrations – CANCELLED

     2nd June                  Parish Council meeting

     3rd July                    Gala Quiz – CANCELLED

     4th July                    Holcombe Gala – CANCELLED

     7th July                    Parish Council meeting

     4th August              Parish Council meeting

     1st September       Parish Council meeting

     6th October            Parish Council meeting

     3rd November       Parish Council meeting

     1st December        Parish Council meeting

 

Holcombe Parish Council meets the first Tuesday of each month

in the Holcombe Village Hall starting at  7.30pm

HOLCOMBE PARISH EMERGENCY PLAN

The Parish Council has put together an emergency plan so that we are prepared to support the parishioners with any unexpected incident. 

You might like to see the video which was shown at the Somerset Prepared Virtual Event recently.   

 

Please click on the following link :- https://youtu.be/QW1tso1bJGw

HOLCOMBE FOOTPATHS

We are blessed to be surrounded by beautiful countryside and extensive footpaths.  Please click the link below to access a super interactive map showing all of the footpaths, bridleways and byways on our doorstep.  Using the map you can even report footpath issues which will notify the Rights of Way team who will then investigate the report and action repairs.

https://roam.somerset.gov.uk/roam/map

Mendip Times - May 2020 Edition

A number of villagers from across a range of backgrounds have shared their experiences to demonstrate how they are coping with the lockdown during the coronavirus and to provide some food for thought for others in similar circumstances, which will be featured in the May edition of the Mendip Times.  To read the full article please click the following link.

Stepping Up Employment Support

A co-ordinated network of employment and skills support for individuals, employers and businesses seeking support and information in relation to employment, skills, careers and apprenticeships is being rolled out across Somerset under the Step Up Somerset brand to boost existing provision in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

This includes a new one-stop-shop website www.stepupsomerset.org.uk which will provide

support for individuals who are job hunting, seeking training in new industries or working to strengthen their skills by providing details of employment and skills services and resources. Those who find themselves at risk of or being made redundant can find a full range of support including help with reskilling, financial assistance and wellbeing information.

 

Employers will be able to gather information on redundancy support for their workforce, staff development and offering apprenticeships or industry placements to young people. The website will also provide a platform for promoting any recruitment or development events available to attend.

 

For anyone without internet access further one-to-one help can also be provided via a single phone helpline: 0300 790 6275.