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Weekly Column 25.03.20

Despite all the different local issues I’ve covered in the office this week there is only one topic to write about: Covid-19, the Coronavirus.  

Alstonefield Parish COVID-19 ACTION & SUPPORT GROUP

There is now a very real possibility that the U.K. Government may soon ask all persons over 70 years of age and persons who are vulnerable due to pre-existing medical conditions to self isolate to protect themselves from contracting the COVID-19 Virus.

ALTON MUTUAL AID GROUP - COVID 19

We find ourselves in difficult times, so this information sheet has been put together by a small group of local people and funded by the Parish Council to keep you up to date with information of what the village businesses/organisations can offer. It was correct at time of printing - but may change! 

Karen seeks reassurance on temporary closure of Minor Injuries Unit

Following a communication that Leek Moorlands Hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit would be temporarily closed from today, Friday 20 March, Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley immediately contacted the Chief Executive of the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Karen and family are self-isolating

Unfortunately, a member of my family has developed symptoms of coronavirus, so I will be following Government and PHE advice and will be self-isolating at home together with all household members for 14 days.  

Weekly Column 18.03.20

Tackling climate change is one of the greatest challenges that we face today.  There are many steps that we can all take and I am pleased that the UK was the first developed country to pass into law that we will be carbon neutral by 2050, but this is a global problem and we can only tackle it if we work with other countries and show global leadership.