Covid-19
This note provides an update on the information posted on this blog on Monday (4.5.20).

Key messages for today

  • On Sunday, the Government is expected to outline some potential easing of restrictions. However, it’s really important we don’t jump ahead, and we all continue to stick to the current rules until any changes are confirmed. We’ll keep you updated via these regular briefings.
  • There’ll be no change to bin collections this bank holiday Friday. We’ll empty your bins and collect your recycling as normal.
  • Charities based in premises with a rateable value of less than £12,000 are now eligible for business grants.
Ian Bancroft – Chief Executive
Mark Pritchard – Leader of the Council

We’ll meet again…but not this weekend

On Sunday, the Government is expected to outline how the UK will eventually emerge from lockdown, and the potential easing of some restrictions.

Lockdown has had a huge effect on our lives, so it’s natural that we’re all keen to hear what the Prime Minister will say.

However, as we head into the bank holiday weekend, it’s important to remember that nothing has changed yet, and the message remains clear…

Stay at home, save lives, protect the NHS.

Stick to social distancing, only make essential journeys for food etc, and exercise locally. Please don’t be tempted to jump in a car and drive to one of our parks.

And if you’re celebrating VE Day tomorrow, please do it at home.

Covid-19 means we can’t mark this important event in the way we’d hoped, but the nation has rallied together…coming up with lots of brilliant ways to commemorate VE Day in safety.

You can read more about these in the blog article we posted yesterday.

VE Day

We all know that the journey out of lockdown will be a long, step-by-step process, and that nobody can flick a switch and put the world ‘back to normal.’

So it’s important we don’t jump ahead, and that we all continue to stick to the current rules until any easing of restrictions is confirmed.

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend, stay safe, and let’s see what the Government says on Sunday.

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No change to bin collections this bank holiday

We’ll empty your bins and collect your recycling as normal tomorrow (Friday, May 8).

So if your ‘bin day’ is usually Friday, please put your bins and recycling out like you normally do…the bank holiday won’t affect anything.

Please take a look at the article we posted earlier this week…and help us collect your recycling safely.

Charities can now apply for business grants

Some good news for charities in Wrexham…

Welsh Government has now confirmed that charitable organisations based in premises with a rateable value of less than £12,000 are now eligible for the £10,000 grant available to businesses.

Charities who were previously refused the grant because they weren’t receiving Small Business Relief can now apply.

To submit a claim, visit our website.

We’ve already paid out more than £20 million to 1,667 businesses in Wrexham.

If you’ve already applied, and want an update on your claim, please email businessrates@wrexham.gov.uk

Reminder – reliable sources of information about Covid-19

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Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) – public briefing note 4.5.20