If you need practical help during the COVID-19 crisis please contact Alcester Community Resilience:
Helpline: 07707 598379
Alcester Community Resilience is also on Facebook
If you need help with claiming benefits please contact Citizens Advice South Warwickshire
Transport to medical appointments– VASA are now working in partnership with WRCC Back & 4th transport to provide people in the shielded or high risk groups who have no other means of transport with transport to urgent medical or GP appointments only. Minibuses are being used and drivers will have all the necessary PPE equipment.
Police- Reporting COVID-19 related incidents – The Police understand people may be worried and seeking advice and information. They would like to assure you that they are working to keep you safe, they are still responding to emergency and high priority calls. They urge you, if it’s not an emergency or urgent, to use online services where possible instead of calling 101. There is also an online form for reporting COVID-19 related incidents.
Whilst there has been a slight decrease in criminal activity in the area due to social distancing measures, other types of crime, such as fraud and cybercrime, are on the increase. Please see the following links for advice and information:
Modern fraud– How it works, what you can do to guard against it and how to report it
For more information, help or to report this and many other types of fraud, go to Action Fraud the UK’s national fraud and cybercrime reporting centre.
Dogwalking during the Coronavirus lockdown– Help & advice @ 2 April 2020
As of 25 March 2020 you will know, pubs, churches, playgrounds, salons are all closed together with the Library, Alcester War Memorial Town Hall, the Eric Payne Community Centre etc
Notice – 24 March 2020 re COVID-19
The Town Council offices are now closed until further notice.
In accordance with government advice, Town Council staff are working from home.
All Council and Committee meetings have been cancelled with the exception of the Planning Committee who are reviewing planning applications by email meeting.
If you have an enquiry for the Town Council, please phone 01789 766084 (we can pick up messages remotely) or email email@example.com and we will respond as soon as we can.
A message from the Mayor of Alcester
It is a well-known fact that Alcester is a wonderful and unique place is to live with a fantastic community spirit and this community spirit has once again become evident in the difficult, challenging and uncertain times that we are currently experiencing. In these challenging times of dealing with Covid 19 we see the best of people and the worst of people. I want to focus on where we see the best of people and there are many of these people whom are making a considerable difference at this difficult time. Nationally we owe a massive debt to all our health care workers, doctors, nurses and carers who are battling this crisis from the front line.
Locally, I am very proud of my fellow Councillors for the commitment, time and hard work that they have put in to set up the Alcester Community Resilience Support Network. This network is not only available for the residents of Alcester but also for the residents of the surrounding areas. We also owe a great debt to all of the volunteers that have come forward to be available to make the Resilience Network function. If you find yourself in isolation or finding it difficult to leave your house and you need help or assistance and you have access to the internet, please join our Facebook page: Alcester Community Resilience or call our help line: 07707 598379. Alternatively, anyone can send an email to Alcester.firstname.lastname@example.org
I am so proud of our Community in the way that we are all pulling together to battle this crisis and to support each other in the battle. I would like to pass on my thanks and gratitude to everyone for all of your efforts in this time of unprecedented uncertainty.
Please follow the guidelines that we are being given to overcome this crisis and may you all stay safe and well.
Gill Forman, Mayor of Alcester
Notice- Monday 23 March- Eric Payne Community Centre & car park closed until further notice
VE Day celebrations cancelled- Message from Mike Gittus, Chair, Alcester Royal British Legion. “It is with a heavy heart that I have to advise you that Government has now cancelled VE Day 75 celebration/commemoration events on the 8th-10th May 2020. Accordingly we are left with no alternative but to cancel the Alcester Events. The Royal British Legion, and its partner Alcester Town Council, would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those responsible for organizing, funding and assisting with the VE Day Events and would wish you all well during these difficult times.”