Page Updated: 26/3/2020
About this Page
The Town Council is co-ordinating local arrangements for supporting our community, giving effect to the latest plans and directives from central government and Shropshire Council. To this end, the Town Council is liaising closely with the Church Stretton Medical Practice, Mayfair, Good Neighbours and other support groups.
Keep Up to Date
As arrangements are put in place to support local people with the impact of the Corvid-19 this page will be updated so that you can see the latest advice and support facilities. Register here to receive latest information by email.
Staying at home
The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives. Advice on staying at home and away from others.
When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection.
Please follow the latest Stay at Home advice to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
- Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
- Do not meet others, even friends and family
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.
Observe all of the national advice given on hand-washing, cleaning surfaces etc.
Plan for Self-Isolation
Make plans for how you will cope if you or your family has to self-isolate or reduce your social contacts for some considerable time. Contact more vulnerable members of your wider family to ensure that they have preparations in place
Help with Shopping
Take full advantage of the various offers of help being made by some local shops, eateries and pubs, before opting to buy online from further afield.
Download a list of local food and meal delivery services. CS-shopping-leaflet-revised040420-002.pdf
Do NOT give money or personal details to anyone
that you do not know or who do not offer any
official authorisation or form of identity
It is important to take exercise. Spaces owned or managed by the Council remain open but you must keep your distance from other people.
Also, the play equipment in the Town Park, on Richard Robinson Field or the All Stretton Play Area is not to be used to reduce the risk of cross infection.
The tennis courts, croquet lawn or bowling green in the Town Park (the "Rec") are not to be used until further notice.
Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd remain open for people to take exercise but the car parks are closed and compliance will be enforced.
False Advice and Offers of Help
If you can't verify the authenticity of the source, then be very cautious. Social Media contains a lot of useful information, but also some false information too.
Can You Help Others?
Mayfair is organising its volunteers and identifying ways of supporting the vulnerable adults already known to them. However, there are other people in the community who will need support as well, so we are looking for additional people to help too.
Connecting those with needs with those who can help
The Town Council is making arrangements to link people who are able to help with those who need help. These arrangements will be announced on this website in the next few days.
Looking for Volunteers
We are looking for two sets of volunteers.
1 - One set of volunteers, aged between 16 and 60 years, who do not have any of the following health conditions: diabetes, cardiac problems, high blood pressure or serious lung conditions, such as COPD. They will be asked to deliver shopping and essential supplies to vulnerable or self-isolating individuals and families, who have no other support available to them.
2 - The other set of volunteers, who do not meet these health criteria, will be asked to help with non-contact jobs, such as phoning vulnerable adults, administering and co-ordinating the requests and offers of help.
If you think you could help
1 - Consider how you can help others directly, particularly the most vulnerable people, without increasing risk of infection.
2 - Do any of your neighbours or friends have only a phone and no access to the internet especially if they are elderly or have underlying health conditions?
3 - Are you willing make friendly phone calls, or pick up shopping or other supplies i.e. medication or posting mail?
If you would like further information whilst we are setting up our procedures, you can use our Tell Us you Can Help page.
Council Buildings are Closed
All Council buildings are closed. This now includes the public toilets on Easthope Road, Lutwyche Road and in the Town Park.
The Thursday Market is suspended, with immediate effect, until further notice, because social distancing cannot be ensured. The Council is working urgently with Mayfair on a system of phone ordering and free or subsidised delivery of essential supplies from market traders.