BROMSGROVE District Council leader Karen May has said all parties must work together so the authority could best help and support residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Her calls come after Labour Councillor Harrison Rone-Clarke issued a statement to the media saying he had emailed Coun May calling on the controlling Conservative Group to do all it could to help people.
He added: “I asked what services Bromsgrove District Council and its partners are providing to residents, particularly those who are elderly, high-risk or vulnerable and may need to self-isolate.
“Our party is calling for the council to make more of an effort to advertise services which residents can access.”
But Coun May said this was not a time for party politics and every councillor, regardless of their allegiance, must work together in the district’s best interests.
“Recently, as our own local services became affected we began to inform our residents about these changes on our website, social media sites and via the press.
“For weeks this council has worked with agencies including the NHS and Public Health England to share and sign-post to the top-line messages to reassure our residents and provide consistent advice.
“There is so much information out there so I urge residents to regularly check our website to get the correct updates on local services.”
Here is the current Bromsgrove District Council advice
- Essential visits only to our public buildings are recommended
- The council is supporting its business waste collection customers whose needs may be changing, including suspending collections.
- Decisions on whether to carry out visits under Building Control inspection arrangements are being made on a case by case basis.
- Home visits to people ‘self isolating’ are restricted to essential or emergency visits only. During such visits members of the household will be required to be in a different room.
- Decisions on whether to carry out Planning site visits are being made on a case by case basis.
- ‘Personal’ waste when self-isolating should be double bagged, put aside for at least 72 hours, then put in your usual external household waste bin.
- The Cafe in Sanders Park is now closed until further notice and the bottle refill fountain will also be shut off.
- Sports and activity sessions delivered directly by Bromsgrove District Council teams are suspended
- No bulky waste collections until further notice
- The council is not taking any new garden waste customers
For council information on the coronavirus visit – http://Bromsgrove.gov.uk/coronavirus