Wollaston Parish Clerk
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
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'STAY AT HOME'  please remember we are still under stay at home restrictions.     The next change is coming on 29 March 2021, please see Government website for details.
We find ourselves in challenging and unprecedented times.   Northamptonshire and indeed England are in lockdown, stay at home.  Please see Government website for restrictions.  The village hall will only be open for preschool. Please check primary and secondary school websites for students and children and testing.  The play areas remain open, please keep to social distance rules and wash your hands regularly.   The outside gym and tennis courts are currently closed and not to be used.
People are reacting in different ways with many worried about their futures with the temporary closure of many businesses and the unknown for those who are self employed.  Others are able to carry on and work from home.   The Government have put many strategies, policies and procedures in place for all workers, businesses and the self employed to try to ensure these can continue once the pandemic is over as well as for those more vulnerable in society, those in care and being looked after, the NHS, testing, Personal Protective Equipment.
Despite the worrying times we find ourselves in, communities are coming together, volunteers are rallying round, teachers are providing school work for children, keyworkers such as shop workers, delivery people, bin emptying crews, cleaners and carers are all now at last being recognised for the invaluable work they do.  The NHS, fire service, police, pharmacists and paramedics are celebrated and have become heroes.
Wollaston is no different.   Community groups and local shops are coming together to help the residents of Wollaston who find they need some assistance.  It is great to see the whole community coming together and assisting those in need, the vulnerable and elderly through WIK.  Please reach out if you need help with food, prescriptions or just need a friendly face.
If you are social media savvy you can contact the Covid 19 WABIK (Wollaston and Bozeat is Kind) support group on Facebook.  If you want to be put in contact with the WABIK group please contact the clerk on 07856 203260 or email  The County Council have provided a Strategic Coordination Centre run by the Northamptonshire Community Resilience Service.  Their contact details are - 0300 126 1000 (option 5) and email address     if you feel you need help, care or support.  They will put you in touch with local groups who can help you.  You can also use #NorthantsTogether on social media.
The Government have developed lifelines for the self employed and businesses.  Please look at the Government website  
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