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Newton Abbot Town Council

Covid-19 Lockdown Restrictions have been lifted.

How to stay safe and help prevent the spread.

Although most legal restrictions have been lifted at step 4, and many people have been vaccinated, it is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated, and we are still in the third wave of this pandemic in the UK.

It is important that we all use personal judgement to manage our own risk. All of us can play our part by exercising common sense and considering the risks. While no situation is risk free, there are actions we can take to protect ourselves and others around us. Following this guidance will help you stay safe and protect others by controlling the spread. Every action to help reduce the spread will reduce any further resurgence of the virus in the coming months.

For more details follow this link – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do

Advice and Support

For the latest Teignbridge District Council information please CLICK HERE

For the latest Teignbridge Support for Business Update please CLICK HERE

For the latest Teignbridge Residents Update please CLICK HERE

For the latest Devon County Council information please CLICK HERE

For the latest Government information please CLICK HERE

Should you need any advice and support, please contact –

Adults           – Customer Services, CARE DIRECT, Adult Social Care, Devon County Council – Telephone: 0345 155 1007 Out of hours – 0345 6000 388

Children        – Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071 or email [email protected] Out of hours – 0345 6000 388

Generally      – https://www.pinpointdevon.co.uk/

Household Support Fund

Local residents struggling to make ends meet can apply for help under a new Household Support Fund just launched in Teignbridge.

The new fund will help households in need with food, energy and water bills as well as other essential living costs such as clothing, bedding, fridges, freezers or cookers.  In exceptional cases money from the fund can be used to help people struggling to manage their housing costs and who are not covered by existing support schemes.

Teignbridge District Council has been working with Devon County Council and Citizens Advice Teignbridge to help make sure support is provided as quickly as possible to Teignbridge people who need help.

Unlike previous grant funding there are no nationally imposed eligibility rules and no cap on the amount a family in need can receive. Each application will be considered on its merit and anyone living in Teignbridge can apply if they are aged over 16 and unable to meet their immediate short-term financial needs.

The new Household Support Fund replaces the Covid Hardship Fund.  For more information see https://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/householdsupportfund

Anyone unable to apply online can call Citizens Advice Teignbridge on its dedicated Household Support Fund number (01626 326123) or can call our customer support team on 01626 361101 (Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5pm. Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm).

Extra Funding For Great Ideas

A reminder that funds could be available for community groups and charities raising money for good causes from Teignbridge Stronger Communities Fund.

Funding of up to £2,500 could be available to contribute 50 per cent of a group’s fund raising target.

Local groups which have benefitted from this in the past include  Ocean Plastics, Ipplepen Sense Ability  – Café Therapy, Teignmouth Community Art Group and Teignmouth RFC.

For more information on this scheme and how to apply please see https://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/community-and-people/communities/community-funding/crowdfunding/

Food banks

Newton Abbot (Buckland) and Teignbridge – can deliver 

THAT Foodbank (Teignbridge Homeless Action Today) 
THAT Place, 8 Queensway House, Buckland, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4BA.
Monday to Wednesday: 11am – 2pm. Thursday and Friday: 10am – 1pm.
01626 437310.

Newton Abbot (Kingsteignton) – can deliver

HITS Foodbank (Homeless in Teignbridge Support)
Abbrook Park, Strap Lane, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, TQ12 3PS.
Call to arrange. 01626 906371.

Devon & Cornwall Police – Alert

Play your part in making this summer in our region safe, respectful and successful for all.

That’s the message from Devon & Cornwall Police as the school holidays begin and the force prepares for the challenge of policing the summer and the hundreds of thousands of tourists flocking to our towns, resorts and coastal areas. With most COVID-19 restrictions now lifted, the force will be working closely with partners across the region to support a full reopening of our economy as safely as possible for tourists and our resident communities alike.

For more information see https://alerts.dc.police.uk/da/391206/Play%20Your%20Part%20for%20a%20Safe%20and%20Respectful%20Summer%20in%20Devon%20and%20Cornwall.html

High Street Survey – Can you Help

As we anticipate the re-opening of our High Streets, please take a moment to complete this brief  Post Corona HIGH STREET SURVEY’. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HHPPWTR

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) – Prevention Zone

All poultry keepers in England (whether they have commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard flock) are required by law to take a range of biosecurity precautions. CLICK HERE to see more

Foreign Pension

For residents of Newton Abbot requiring the Town Council to sign their documents please be aware that we are still available to do these checks by appointment . To make an appointment please either email [email protected] or phone 01626 201120 and leave your name and telephone number and we will call you back to arrange an appointment.