Covid-19
This note provides an update on the information posted on this blog on Wednesday (15.4.20).

Key messages for today

  • If you, or someone you know, is struggling with things like shopping or access to medication, contact AVOW on 01978 312556 or e-mail COVID19@avow.org
  • If you find yourself homeless – or threatened with homelessness – contact our housing options service on 01978 292947.
  • Please continue to follow the Government’s advice this weekend. Stay at home.
  • If you park your car on the road, please make sure there’s enough room for our bin wagons to get past.
  • More than £14 million has now been awarded to businesses in Wrexham under the business rates relief support scheme. If you haven’t applied yet, check if you’re eligible.
Ian Bancroft – Chief Executive
Mark Pritchard – Leader of the Council

If you’re struggling, there are people who can help

Our lives have changed rapidly in the past few weeks…and so have the needs of many people in our communities.

There are people who need help with shopping for food, collecting medication, walking the dog and lots of other daily tasks.

Most of the vulnerable adults in our communities are getting the support and advice they need to stay safe and well in these difficult times.

But this may not be the case for everyone.

Help from AVOW

If you, or anyone you know, is struggling…and not receiving the necessary help with things like shopping, access to medication or looking after pets, contact AVOW (Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham).

Call 01978 312556 or e-mail COVID19@avow.org and one of AVOW’s volunteers will get in touch to make whatever arrangements are needed.

Facing homelessness?

If you find yourself homeless – or threatened with homelessness – our housing options service continues to offer support.

Call us on 01978 292947.

This includes support for anyone experiencing domestic violence.

Stay at home this weekend

As we head into another weekend, please continue to follow the Government’s advice.

Stay at home, except for essential journeys and to exercise locally once a day, and keep two metres away from anyone you don’t live with.

Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

Waste and recycling

Please park carefully – don’t stop our bin lorries getting through

We understand that not everyone has a drive or a garage, and many people have no choice but to park on the street.

But if you know your bins are going to be collected, please have a look at your street to check there’s enough room for our large vehicles to safely perform their duties.

Our bin wagons are heavy and wide, so our drivers need to be certain they can safely travel down your street and manoeuvre, without causing any damage. If this isn’t the case, they can’t empty people’s bins…which leaves households disappointed.

No-one wants to be the cause of their entire street not having their bins emptied, so please…if you park your car on the road, make sure there’s enough room for our bin wagons to get past.

Our refuse teams are working really hard, and they don’t want to leave any bins unemptied either.

Thank you for your support.

Business support

Have you checked if you’re eligible?

We’d like to thank our chief finance officer, finance teams and everyone involved in paying out more than £14 million to 1,220 businesses in Wrexham as part of the business rates relief support announced by Welsh Government.

Although claims are still being received each day, anyone who hasn’t applied yet is encouraged to check if their business is eligible and – if so – submit an online application.

If you do apply, please check the details you provide very carefully – especially bank account numbers and sort codes – as incorrect details can lead to delays in payment.

New app launched to track and trace coronavirus

People across Wales are being asked to download a new app – and log their daily symptoms to help build a clearer picture of how the virus is affecting people.

The app is for everyone…not just those who are experiencing symptoms.

You can read more about it on the Welsh Government website.

Reminder – free school meals

During week-days, we’re continuing to provide free school meals across the county borough.

If your children aren’t in school and they’re entitled to free school meals, you can collect their packed lunches from one of the following sites.

  • Caia Park Estates office
  • Plas Madoc Estates office
  • Broughton Estates office
  • Gwersyllt Estates office
  • Rhos Estates office (Stiwt)
  • The Memorial Hall Wrexham
  • Plas Pentwyn Coedpoeth
  • Llay Resource Centre
  • Overton Library (Cocoa Rooms)
  • Chirk Library
  • Brymbo Resource Centre

You can go to the nearest site. Packed lunches must be collected between 11.30am and 1pm by a parent or carer.

You’ll need to give staff the name of your child / children and the school they attend, and you’ll only be able to collect a packed lunch for your own child / children.

Please continue to follow social distancing measures…maintaining your distance from other people.

Reminder – reliable sources of information about Covid-19

Latest information on the virus and what people should do about it is provided by:

Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) – public briefing note 15.4.20