Bromsgrove District Council Leader Karen May has urged villagers to enjoy the council’s parks and open spaces, while maintaining social distancing.
In a statement this morning, Coun May said: “Once again, in such unprecedented times, Bromsgrove has risen to the challenge and we see independent businesses, large organisations, community groups, friends and neighbours all rallying around to support one another.
“Not to mention our brilliant NHS and blue light services.”
She added: “In the last week, as a Council we have made lots of key decisions, in line with Government guidance, with the safety and well-being of our staff at the forefront of this.
“Providing front line services, especially to our most vulnerable customers, is imperative and our staff are pulling together and working across teams to ensure these are delivered.
“While we have had to pare back some services this is so we can continue services like waste collections, Lifeline and CCTV monitoring. In these uncertain times we are also promoting the support that’s available for residents and for small businesses too including small business grants and business rate support.”
Coun May said this could be found on the support button on the council’s website Bromsgrove.gov.uk/coronavirus
“I would encourage people to still enjoy our parks and open spaces yet would urge you all to do so line with Government guidance around social distancing and keep 2 metres apart,” she added.
“While at times it will seem difficult to not see loved ones or enjoy the freedom of the great outdoors, we will come out of this stronger as a District and a nation and I believe with a greater respect for all we perhaps took for granted.
“Until then, please stay safe, stay at home and look after each other.”