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COVID-19 News and Information from Leigh-on-Sea Town Council 

We are all in unprecedented times and we’re all trying to do our best for everyone as we tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Councillors met on Tuesday 17th March to discuss their plans to tackle the Corona Virus and the impact it will have on the provision of services during the current outbreak. As the situation is changing daily, please refer to this web page regularly for up to date information. 

We are endeavouring to support community initiatives that have been put in place to support the elderly or vulnerable and have already made contact with people who may be socially isolated to offer assistance. If you require assistance in any way please call us on 01702 716288 and we can put you in contact with community groups who may be able to help. 

If you are fit and healthy and are able to help your neighbours or other members of the community please get in touch and we can put you in touch with an appropriate volunteer scheme. 

The current status of our upcoming events, clubs, and facilities is listed below. These details are correct as of Wednesday 18th March 2020. 

Leigh Community Centre 

Closed for hiring until the end of April - subject to review

All hirers who have a room booked over the coming weeks/months will be contacted to discuss rescheduling events or issuing of refunds. 

Public events organised by hirers (such as Leigh Pop Up Fair etc.) have been cancelled. 

The toilets will remain open to the public and an intensive cleaning regimen has been put in place.

Leigh-on-Sea Town Council Offices

Currently open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm for general enquiries. 

The phone lines will still be monitored, please call 01702 716288 if you have any enquiries. 

From Monday 23rd March there will only be 2 members of staff working in the office at any one time, the remainder will be working from home. 

Council and Committee Meetings  All meetings have been cancelled until the end of April subject to Government legislation enabling alternative measures. 
Lorna & Lottie's Cafe - Inside LCC The cafe is currently still open to the public but has a restricted menu in place. Reduced hours are also in operation, the cafe will be open from 9.30am - 2pm Monday to Friday, but closed on Saturdays. Check their Facebook page for regular updates: https://www.facebook.com/lornaandlottiescafe/
Allotments Will remain open to tenants as usual. 
Skate Park Will remain open to the public - subject to having staff available to complete weekly inspections 
Strand Wharf Will remain open to the public 

Leigh Farmers' Market

(Monthly)

All markets have been cancelled until further notice 

Youth Club

(Weekly)

All clubs have been cancelled until further notice

Youth Forum 

(Monthly)

All forum meetings have been cancelled until further notice

Over 60's Social Club

(Bi-Monthly)

All clubs have been cancelled until further notice

Community Transport Scheme Trips

(ADHOC)

All trips have been cancelled until further 
Children's School Holiday Activities Due to the current building works taking place at the Community Centre, the children's activities had already been suspended until the Summer Holidays. We hope that the programme can continue as planned, but will continue to monitor the situation. 
Annual Community Meeting The meeting was scheduled to take place on Friday 24th April, currently the plan is to postpone the meeting until a more suitable date. However Council legislation states that the meeting has to be held between 1st March and 1st June. We will continue to monitor the situation and update accordingly. 
Upcoming Town Council Events

The Town Council had planned to hold a celebatory afterrnoon tea for VE Day on 10th May, this is currently postponed. We will continue to monitor the situation to reschedule for a more suitable date and update accordingly. 

The Town Council organises an annual Community Day event held in Bonchurch Park, this was scheduled to take place on Sunday 7th June. We will continue to monitor the situation to reschedule for a more suitable date and update accordingly. 

5 things you can do to make a positive difference in your community

Think of others, consider your actions & be kind

People in every community will face the challenges of Covid-19 in some way –from needing basic provisions to help while they are unwell.

Connect and reach out to your neighbours

As self-isolation increases, we need to find new ways to stay connected and check on one another for our physical and mental wellbeing. Share phone numbers and stay in touch.

Make the most of local online groups

Keep up to date, share accurate information and be a positive part of your local community conversations.

Support vulnerable or isolated people

Different groups in our communities are at increased risk and social isolation and loneliness are key concerns for all ages. There are things you can do like volunteering for local support services or donating to foodbanks to help.

A self-isolation support group has been set up on Facebook for those around Southend-on-Sea needing help during this time.

Share accurate information and advice

Support anyone who may be anxious about COVID-19. Signpost them to the correct advice from Public Health England and the NHS and encourage people to follow the correct hygiene practices.