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Coronavirus (COVID-19):

latest information and advice 

Newport Town Council have decided not to hold a Christmas Lights “Switch-On” event this year.

The council met last week to discuss the event. They decided unanimously that considering the recent government announcement, that it will November at the earliest before decisions on public gatherings can be taken, it is not possible to plan a Christmas event for this year. Therefore, in the interest of public safety, and whilst there is still concerns over large crowds, the councillors felt that the well-being of the public was paramount to all other considerations.

The Christmas lighting display will still be installed with an anticipated “switch-on” in a phased way during the daytime of November 27th and will remain on for the festive period as usual. There will also be a Christmas Card Competition for the schools to enter, details will be announced very soon.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Newport Town Council has decided to take steps to try and safeguard both our staff and residents.

Admission to the Guildhall is strictly by Appointment

Please call  01952 814338 or email enquiries@newportshropshire-tc.gov.uk

Please click here for impact on services.

It is our hope that this will help to limit potential contact with COVID-19 as much as possible.

Please note that although we are closed to visitors, the office is still staffed and working.

You can still contact us online or over the phone.

Alternatively, our Councillors are available for contact by email or telephone.

We hope you all stay safe and healthy. See the links below for information on coronavirus and what you need to do.

Newport General Cemetery - Funeral Service / Interment Guidance 
(updated 4th September 2020)

Funeral Services in cemeteries are still permitted by government, and arrangements will continue. 

When gathering to mourn, your main concern should be to limit risks around the transmission of the virus. Those risks increase whenever households mix. A household means those people who usually live together under the same roof and share facilities with you. If you have family members who do not normally live with you they need to be treated as a separate household.

These actions include:

· A modest number of close friends and family of the deceased may attend although funerals should have no more than 30 people in attendance. The Cemetery Officer or Funeral Director will provide further information if required. ensuring venue capacity and attendance numbers allow social distancing (at least 2 metres or 3 steps) to be maintained between individuals. See further detail under the section on management of the venue

· ensuring that those attending are reminded of the need to wear a face covering. See further detail under the section on social distancing for mourners

· a modest number of close friends and family of the deceased may attend although funerals should have no more than 30 people in attendance. Attendance should also be within the capacity limits of the premises so that social distancing can be strictly adhered to. In some cases that may be less than 30 people. See further detail under the section on management of the venue

· mourners who are self-isolating due to someone in their household or support bubble being unwell with symptoms of COVID-19 or as advised by NHS Test and Trace, but are not symptomatic themselves, should be facilitated to attend the funeral in person should they wish to do so, with processes put in place to minimise the risk of transmission

· mourners who are clinically vulnerable or clinically extremely vulnerable should also be facilitated to attend, with processes put in place to minimise the risk of transmission

· any mourner who has COVID-19 symptoms (a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell) should not attend the funeral as they pose a risk to others; remote participation should be considered

· mourners who have travelled to England from countries that are not exempt from the requirement to self-isolate (in the last 14 days) may attend the funeral

· mourners should also follow the advice on social distancing when travelling to and from the funeral gathering. See the section on travelling to and from the funeral

 

 

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Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes 

Scheduled Meetings

In order to reduce the transmission of corona virus (COVID-19), on 16th March 2020 the Government issued guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK.

As a result, all meetings of the Town Council have been cancelled. This is to reduce social interaction between people, and apply shielding to those vulnerable within our community.

During this severe public health emergency, Newport Town Council will endeavour to maintain and deliver its core business and local service, whilst protecting its employees, volunteers and contractors.

Sheila Atkinson – Town Clerk

April 2020

 

 

Maps of the electoral wards of Newport (as at 1 Apr 2015):

The Town Council has 4 electoral wards of Newport (North/South/East and West) Click here to view