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Coronavirus - Information update

Submitted on 23 March 2020 by Robert Nash

Leamington Markets

The Market Operator -CJ's Events Warwickshire - has announced that with immediate effect the Street Markets in Leamington Spa will be suspended.

"Our business will temporarily close from 13:00hrs on Monday 22nd March 2020, including all operations of our weekly and monthly markets, until further notice. The situation is under constant review by Management in line with Public Health England and Local & National Government advice. All special events from 1st June are scheduled to take place as normal.

This decision hasn't been taken lightly. Our world is markets and special events. We love what we do, and it's all been taken out of our hands. It is a very upsetting experience for the whole team.

We pride ourselves on running community markets and events. Our markets attract people of all ages. We are concerned that running the markets could risk spreading Coronavirus across the towns, and particularly threaten lives of the vulnerable and older members of our communities.

We therefore believe cancelling our markets is the right choice."

HELP IN THE COMMUNITY 

Here you will find information about local councils and service providers. If you click on the council websites you will find lots of information to help individuals and businesses. 

Warwickshire County Council website http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk

Warwick District Council website http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk

If your child is registered for Free School Meals you can also apply for six weeks of support (in the first instance) to buy food whilst they are not at school. Please apply from Monday 23rd March 2020 by calling on 0800 4081448 or emailing warwickshirelocalwelfarescheme@warwickshire.gov.uk

Did you know that as well as the discount or exemption scheme for single occupiers, for example, Warwick District Council has a Council Tax Reduction scheme? If you are on a low income and have less than £16,000 in savings, you may be entitled to a reduction of up to 85%.

https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/info/20685/apply_for_council_tax_reduction_and_benefits

Warwick District Council has sent a letter to all of its tenants reassuring them that should they fall behind on rent payments due to the effects of the virus, they will not lose their homes and that arrangements to support them will be put in place.

https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/news/article/381/council_offers_reassurance_to_housing_tenants

Riverside House is now closed to the public. If you need to contact anyone at Warwick district Council, please either call, e-mail or use the website. Contact details are on their website.

https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/ContactUs

Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre is now closed as are all the leisure centres in Warwick District.

All Warwickshire Libraries are closed as are the museums. No fines during the closure. Why not borrow an ebook instead  https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/contactuslibraries

Bus Passes can now be used before 9.00 a.m. Stagecoach is reducing its timetable from Monday 30th March. Buses between Leamington and Lillington Library will run up to every 20 minutes with hourly extensions to Cubbington, Valley Rd & Telford Ave. See https://www.stagecoachbus.com/regional-service-updates/midlands/leamington-and-warwick for more details. Or follow Stagecoach on twitter @stagecoachmids

Citizens Advice is now closed to visitors Help to claim phone line:  0800 144 8 444  - https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/contact-us/contact-us/he0

Adviceline phone line: 0300 330 1183 - https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/contact-us/contact-us/web-chat-service/

Email form on the website: https://www.casouthwarwickshire.org.uk/contact/email-us/