* Officer Delia at North Wales Police with
donations from local businesses.
Picture by Llangollen Coronavirus Help Group.
As demand grows for its services in the area the online appeal set up by Llangollen Coronavirus Help Group currently stands at £1,375 of its £2,000 target.
Yesterday, in her latest update on Facebook, group co-ordinator Cat Meade said: “This group is run by volunteers, the majority of us are all doing our own jobs working from home and assisting the community, may I ask for your patience in responding to calls, newspaper deliveries, shopping request etc.. We are all working as hard as we can to support you and your requests.
“I shall be revisiting our methods over the weekend and putting rotas in place for volunteers as the demand is growing by the hour of each day, if you wish to volunteer (mainly drivers) please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Thank you Llangollen for the incredible donations to date, today’s funds went to Llangollen Fechan Nursing Home, a box of male & female toiletries , hair curlers, brushes, sprays, tissues, sweets, crisps, puzzle books, pens tissues and cakes were delivered by our lovely Delia at North Wales Police with a beautiful donation of flowers from Stans on Berwyn St.
Please keep this operation going by donating what you can at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/llangollen-covid-19-support-group?utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0YENQ0t613PD60Z-zaJgDm4smL4MYntALgiX40fAtbCQHPTs-x4pJHEQE
“Mike Connolly has been a huge support to this group from day 1 and to me personally, he works daily advising, supporting, delivering and checks in daily.
Our daily volunteers, too many to name but I will do a post on them soon, I fire out requests, they jump to the task. You are much appreciated.
“SHOPS - I have spoken with every store and will commend those that are supporting. Williams, Dee Valley fruit & veg, all takeaways.
“Heart warming applause last night at 8pm, let’s keep the NHS in our thoughts.
“Next post will be Monday as I review this past week and a way forward, you will all be updated. Keep safe, stay home #llangollenfamily
Work has been carried out over the last week by Denbighshire County Council officers with input from County Councillors and City, Town and Community Councils, to pull together and map out a list of resources available during the Covid-19 outbreak across Denbighshire.
You can find the list at www.denbighshire.gov.uk/communityresources
The list contains information about local emerging groups and businesses across Denbighshire offering support across including information about food deliveries, grocery services and support services. As well as community based information it also contains links to a variety of support agencies and networks which operate locally, regionally and nationally.
The county council says: “Please share this widely with your friends, relatives, neighbours and community.
“We are aware that the Excel spreadsheet may not be accessible to all and not easy to access by mobile devices. Officers are exploring alternative ways of sharing this information with our communities and this will be updated and shared soon.
“This list of key information will be updated on a regular basis and should you have any information or links that you feel would be useful to residents please email email@example.com.
New police enforcement powers have been granted by the UK and Welsh Government yesterday (Thursday 26 March), to help reduce the spread of coronavirus, protect the NHS and save lives.
· Directed to return home or removed from where they are and returned home
· Issue a fixed penalty notice of £30, which if not paid within 14 days will double to £60
· If they are issued with a second or subsequent notice the charge will be £120
· Shopping for basic necessities and supplies, which should be as infrequently as possible
· One form of exercise a day - for example, a run, walk or cycle - alone or with members of their household
· Any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person, and
· Travelling to and from work, but only where they cannot reasonably practicably work from home.
On Facebook yesterday Clwyd South MP Simon Baynes posted a message urging people to act responsibly if they are able to leave the house to exercise or walk their dog.
He said: “Remember it is lambing season, avoid farms wherever possible, especially fields with livestock and keep your dog under control.”
And he posted a copy of the leaflet below to illustrate his point:
Denbighshire Countryside Service and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty posted a message which said: “Following the UK Government’s most recent announcements and followed up with new powers from Welsh Government, Denbighshire County Council have taken the following Action.
“The busiest sites in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB will be closed to the public. There will be no access to these areas until further notice, this includes Moel Famau Country Park and Coed Moel Famau, Loggerheads Country Park, Llangwyfan Forest and Pen y Cloddiau, Coed Nercwys and Horseshoe Falls.
“In co-operation with Natural Resources Wales we have closed all our main countryside car parks.
There will be no parking available for access to the most popular sites in the AONB. Please only walk in areas close to your home.
“We have taken these steps to help reduce the spread of the virus, to protect the NHS and to save lives. Please help by staying at home.
“Our Information Centre at Loggerheads Country Park is closed until further notice. We have set up a remote enquiry system – the public can contact 01824 712757 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with visitor enquiries for all areas.”
Locally, Davies Brothers builders posted yesterday: “Due to the unprecedented situation regarding COVID-19, Davies Brothers have been forced into the decision of suspending all of our works as of the 27th of March 2020, as of now our current target date to resume works is Monday 20th of April 2020, although we realise there is a lot of uncertainty at this time.
“This decision comes with deep regret as we realise the implications this will have on both our employees and our subcontractors."