‘ONCE again Bromsgrove has risen to the challenge’ – that was the verdict of Bromsgrove District Council leader Karen May on the town’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Coun May said she was delighted to see independent businesses, organisations, community groups, friends, neighbours and family members supporting each other.
“Not to mention our brilliant NHS and blue light services.
“For us, providing frontline services, especially to our most vulnerable customers, is imperative and our staff are pulling together to ensure these are delivered.
“In these uncertain times we are also promoting the support that’s available for residents and small businesses including small business grants and business rate support.”
She added some services needed to be scaled back so others, such as waste collections, Lifeline and CCTV monitoring, could continue.
“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.”
Visit bromsgrove.gov.uk/coronavirus for more information on which council services are still running and how to access grants.
Coun May urged people to continue enjoying Bromsgrove’s open spaces and parks but should ensure they maintained the Government’s recommended two-metre social distancing from others at all times.
“While it will be difficult to not see loved ones, we will come out of this stronger with a greater respect for everything that we previously took for granted.
“Until then please stay safe, stay at home and look after each other.”