Virtual networking meetings

We all know how important it is to stay in touch especially at the moment, and while we cannot meet in person at one of our regular Village Hall coffee morning events we decided to move these meetings online. The first two sessions received really nice feedback so we will continue to provide these meetings as long as trustees wish to attend.

While the discussions so far have been informal we have been focusing on issues that are concerning trustees at the moment – we have requested subjects for discussion from participants so we can hear your concerns and respond accordingly to offer support during these unprecedented times.

Our next virtual coffee morning event will be taking place on Wednesday 17th June at 10:30am, if you would like to book a place for this zoom meeting please email or phone Lisa Chambers on the details below:

Call 01353 865048 or email lisa.chambers@cambsacre.org.uk

If you are not able to join a session during the day and would be interested in an evening session please get in touch as this is something we would be happy to arrange.

Looking forward to seeing you at the next virtual coffee morning!

Your Music Licencing During Covid-19

See the new information regarding music licencing being introduced during the Coronavirus lock down.

Lincolnshire Community Facilities News

Great news from TheMusicLicence, they are introducing a number of measures to support you during these unprecedented times. These include:

  • not charging customers for their music usage due to COVID-19;
  • flexible payment policies; and
  • temporary suspension of late payment surcharges.

For more information visit their website.

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Information – coronavirus

If your village hall or community building has a play area or playing field you may be interested to see the poster below provided by ACRE to display at this time. You can download the poster by clicking the link below. The download is a word document so you can add your logo/heading and contact details if you wish.


Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK

Your community may also be interested in the following organisation, please help by circulating this information.

Covid Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK. They focus on providing resources and connecting people to their nearest local groups, willing volunteers and those in need. Please click the link to find out more: https://covidmutualaid.org/

Coronavirus – A message for Town and Parish Councils from Cambridgeshire County Council

Below is a message recently sent out to all town and parish council by Adrian Chapman, Service Director: Communities and Safety, at Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council. We reproduce here for ease of reference and for any local councillors who did not receive directly.

Dear Parish Council Colleagues,

As we are in unprecedented times, we know that communities will be turning to their local councils for information about the Coronavirus situation, how it will impact on their daily lives and the services they have access to, and offering to help.

Despite the situation changing very rapidly, we want to do all we can to make sure our parish councils have as much information and guidance as possible.

We will therefore be issuing a daily email with official information so that you can consider the implications for your local area.

We are also finalising arrangements to provide a co-ordinated approach to supporting areas affected in different ways – for example, through support for organised social action. More details of this will be shared soon.

Meanwhile, I thought it would be helpful to highlight the guidance issued by NALC in recent days, which can be found at this link: https://www.nalc.gov.uk/coronavirus

Although at this stage details are still developing, this link will be a useful source of information; we will also make sure we share any other relevant information from our other sources as soon as we’re able.

Finally, we’ve created a dedicated email address for Parish Councils to use if you have any information to share, questions you’d like answers to, ideas for how we can support our communities etc – the address is parishesCV@cambridgeshire.gov.uk. Please do use this from now if helpful to you.

Thank you for your continued support and for the valuable work you do for our residents, including those parishes that have already established Time Banking schemes, Good Neighbour schemes, Community Shops, and other local projects, which will be key to helping our local communities to manage better in these unprecedented times. 

With best wishes.

Adrian

Adrian Chapman

Service Director: Communities and Safety

Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council 

 Email: adrian.chapman@peterborough.gov.uk    

Telephone: 01733 863887

Mobile: 07920 160441