SSE Priority Services

Message from SSEN regarding power outages and vulnerable people. SSEN are offering free extra support to vulnerable people during power cuts. Please share to all those who are considered vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic. Register for Priority Services today:Fill in the form or call FREE 0800 294 3259or visit this link: www.ssen.co.uk/psr The document (including…

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Update on waste services for West Berkshire during the Coronavirus pandemic

Message from WBC: West Berkshire Council is working with its waste contractor, Veolia, to ensure that essential collections can be delivered for as long as is practical during this unprecedented time. Both Veolia and West Berkshire Council would like to thank the residents who have been showing their support with notes, pictures and posts on…

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Changes to Public Bus Network in West Berkshire during COVID-19

Message from WBC: West Berkshire Council would like to announce that there is some good news for those with Concessionary Bus Passes. They are now able to be used before 9:30am on all bus services in the area, so that vulnerable people who are not needing to self-isolate, can access essential food shopping.  Due to…

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Info from Royal Berkshire Hospital

Message from RBH: The next stages in a major Covid-19 action plan aimed at ensuring local patients, staff and communities are guaranteed first class health care and support have been outlined by hospital leaders today.   The far reaching plan builds on work already in place at the Royal Berkshire Hospital Foundation Trust and is…

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Support for West Berkshire businesses affected by COVID-19

Message from WBC: West Berkshire businesses affected by COVID-19 can now access a wide range of support, following action from Government and West Berkshire Council. An emergency package of temporary measures has been put into place to offer timely financial assistance to local businesses through this period of disruption. This includes: A Coronavirus Job Retention…

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Have your say on WBC’s draft Housing Allocations Policy

Message from WBC: West Berkshire Council’s Housing Allocations Policy is changing and we are seeking your views on the proposed changes which will determine the way homes are allocated by the Council. The Housing Allocations Policy supports a number of the Council’s priorities, such as ensuring our vulnerable children and adults achieve better outcomes, and…

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Car parking free at West Berkshire Council-operated car parks

 Car parks operated by West Berkshire Council will be free until further notice to help make life easier for key workers at this difficult time. With immediate effect please note that the parking charges have been suspended at all off-street car parks across West Berkshire until further notice. Charges have also been suspended at our…

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WBC – Care Homes to close to all but essential visitors

Message from WBC: Care Homes to close to all but essential visitors West Berkshire Council is to close all of its Care Homes to all but essential visitors imminently. The decision has been made as a proportionate measure to the Covid-19 pandemic to keep this very vulnerable group of people as safe as possible and…

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West Berkshire Community Support Hub launches

Message from WBC: As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak continues, communities across West Berkshire have united together to support their families, friends and neighbours in need. Offers of help have been pouring in on social media with concerns for the vulnerable and elderly, who are at a greater risk of serious illness from Covid-19. That is…

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Emergency Response Team on BBC Radio Berkshire!

Did you happen to be tuned in to BBC Radio Berkshire at about 3:45pm today? (18th March) The East Ilsley Emergency Response Team were live via phone on Bill Buckley’s show telling people about the services we can offer during the Corona Virus outbreak. Call 07912 565665 if you need any help over the coming…

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