Notice Board – May 2020

Covid-19 Information

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  • Further measures to help Scotland’s response to outbreak.
  • Emergency measures to protect people facing financial hardship and allow public services to operate effectively have been introduced to Parliament in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

The Covid-19 Crisis Fund has been set up to support people who have lost their income as a result of the coronavirus (Covid19) and to meet their immediate basic household expenses.

We can only help those who are in immediate financial difficulty due to the coronavirus. You will need to satisfy all of the following criteria:

  • You can clearly demonstrate a loss of income due to Covid-19 (evidence will be required showing at least a 50% reduction in earnings, we can accept bank statements, letter from employer outlining change in employment)
  • You are a resident of the UK/Republic of Ireland
  • You are not currently in further or higher education
  • You are over 18 · You have less than £1K savings (single person) or less than £2K savings (couple/family)
  • Please note that if you have received a Turn2us grant in the last six months we will be unable to assist you.

From Monday 11 May we will commence the collection of Garden Waste, this will be a two weekly collection from this date. We will also collect any contaminated recycling bins that have been used to store excess residual waste.

From Monday 18 May we will recommence the collection of recycling waste, this will be a two weekly collection from this date. We will only collect recycling bins that are not contaminated. This is because the recycling material will not be going to landfill from this point and requires to be non contaminated or the contractor will not process. If you have been using the recycling bin to hold residual waste, please ensure this is put out for collection week commencing 11 May. Green/Black/Grey Bin (residual waste) collection will revert back to a two weekly collection from this date.

Recycling Centres: Ferry Road and Dalmoak will remain closed in accordance with government guidance.

POLICE Scotland are currently undertaking a survey to help them understand the public’s experiences of policing during the Government lockdown.
The survey will capture feedback from those individuals who have contacted Police Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides a platform for people to give their views and opinions during these challenging times.
Topics covered in the survey include people’s feelings of safety, what Police Scotland are doing well, and any concerns which can be addressed operationally and through the provision of information via campaigns.
Community councils and other community groups are encouraged to contribute their views which will help to shape how Policing is delivered during this challenging time and beyond.
The survey will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and can be accessed via the following link:

The Big Lunch | Eden Project Communities

  • We’re delighted to announce that The Big Lunch will go ahead on 6&7 June* (but it will be a little different)!
  • Since 2009 The Big Lunch has been a ‘thanksgiving’ moment for neighbours and communities – a time where we come together at a local level to get to know one another a little better. So many people have told us they’re keen to thank their communities and celebrate their new (and not so new) neighbourly connections with a Big Lunch so we didn’t want to disappoint.
  • We’ll be sharing more details on how to join in, whilst staying safe, along with lots of free resources, over the coming weeks. We hope you can join us!

Community Action Response

  • It is more important than ever to make connections in our neighbourhoods and help each other out. Our team has been focusing on how to support neighbourhoods across the UK, to feed and grow that community spirit. We launched, with partners, our Community Action Response, check out our resources, information and ideas to help you connect and stay positive as we get through this together

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