The Liberal Democrat led council has been working hard to support you!
In Colchester, like the rest of the country, we pay thanks to our keys-workers and volunteers keeping us safe.
Councillor Mark Cory, Leader of Colchester Borough Council, praised the town’s public spirit, saying: “The response from the people of Colchester to the call for volunteers has been magnificent and I’m very proud of all the great work that is going on to support our most vulnerable residents. I want to say a huge thank you to every single person who has volunteered. I hope that when the crisis is over, we continue with this fantastic community effort and community spirit.”
The Council have mobilised a Colchester Borough Council Community Response team, closely aligned to Community 360 and dedicated to providing support, advice and assistance to those who need it. The team can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
What help is available?
The Digital Access Team are supporting residents that are isolating to help them access online banking, grocery shopping and skype which is brilliant for contacting friends and family. https://www.colchester.gov.uk/digitalaccesssupport/ or 01206 282 452.
Supporting our Local Businesses:
The council are also providing support to our local businesses to ensure our local economy can continue to thrive once we have beaten COVID-19.
The Council have so far processed 568 Retail Business Grants amounting to £11.29m and 1204 Small Business Grants amounting to £12.04m, bringing the total to £23.33m.
For more information on the support our council are offering to Businesses please visit: https://www.colchester.gov.uk/coronavirus/businesses/
The Council Tax Support scheme is in place to support those who are struggling financially. The claim form can be found on our website: https://www.colchester.gov.uk/info/cbc-article/?catid=types-of-benefit-and-support&id=KA-01466
Best Wishes and keep safe,
Colchester Liberal Democrats
Further information can be found at:
- For official national advice visit: www.gov.uk/coronavirus and nhs.uk/coronavirus
Council News: https://www.colchester.gov.uk/coronavirus/