Kirton in Lindsey Town Council has put a community response team in place. They have a team of over 50 volunteers to assist in delivering essential items and essential services, which so far are:
- Obtaining essential shopping/food
- Prescriptions/medicines from the chemist and doctors surgery
- Dog walking (where essential)
- Someone to talk to for the lonely or isolated
- Miscellaneous urgent assistance.
- Assistance with delivering of school meals / work
The Town Council produced a special edition of their community newsletter, delivered to every home giving advice and information and this also detailed sources of official advice and core contacts phone numbers.
They can’t be sure of the level of assistance that the community will need, nor how many volunteers they can find (currently approx 45), but they are well prepared. Some of these volunteers have DBS/Enhanced DBS in place. Some are first aid trained. Some have access to specialist driving licences (HGV etc). Some work for the police, prison and local council services. Many normally volunteer within the community and are well known and trusted with residents. The situation is fluid and unusual, so the type of help people need may change as things develop. There seems to be a fair bit of neighbours helping each other out, which is great because they will only have a given amount of capacity. There have already been several requests for assistance and the operation seems to be working well.
Need help or support? Fancy a chat?
Members of the local community have volunteered to help those in need and efforts are being co-ordinated by the Town Council. If you need any assistance or are feeling particularly isolated and would like to speak to someone, please do not hesitate to contact one of the following people and we will do our best to help.
Mayor Councillor Pat Frankish 01652 649365
Deputy Mayor Councillor David Garritt 01652 640456
Councillor Kathy Cooper 01652 648123
Town Clerk Neil Taylor-Matson 07518 28417
Town Council Office 01652 648978 (answering machine)
Reverend Rev Kathy Colwell 01652 640595
If the matter is not urgent, you can send an email to the Town Council at email@example.com and they will get back to you as soon as possible.