During the current coronavirus epidemic, Saddleworth Parish Council has discontinued its meetings to ensure that the virus is not spread. Although the Civic Hall remains open currently, events are being cancelled, and we recommend that people only attend if they can ensure that they can meet the advice on social distancing.
More information on the current situation is available from the Oldham Borough Council website. This has clear information broken down by section, allowing you to find the information you need as quickly as possible.
The latest health information is available from their dedicate section of the NHS website. Remember, if you can get help online, do that first. Demand for services has increased massively, so only use the 111 service if you cannot get help online.
You can find the latest information on the Government’s response to the coronavirus at their dedicated portal.
Finally, if you want to help locally, we recommend that you sign up with Action Together. They are co-ordinating volunteers across the area. Remember, please help family, friends and neighbours first – the more we can ensure that people get assistance from existing networks, the more we can reduce the risk of fraud.
We aim to maintain as many services as possible – we are currently awaiting an update to legislation that may allow us to continue Parish Council business online. As soon as it is possible to return Parish Council activity to normal, we will do so. Councillors are still available to speak to by phone or online if you need assistance.