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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Rushcliffe Cabinet updates residents and businesses on council services

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Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet is reassuring residents and businesses the authority is continuing to deliver key services wherever possible in light of COVID-19.

The Council is working with partners to ensure that essential and statutory functions are available in line with the latest central government requirements and advice.

Therefore bin collections, public health, housing support, revenue and benefits, planning and licensing are among the key services continuing to be delivered.

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Many services can be accessed by visiting www.rushcliffe.gov.uk emailing customerservices@rushcliffe.gov.uk or calling 0115 981 9911.

The Borough’s leisure centres remain open and some council staff are also being redeployed to front line services.

Cabinet is utilising its flexible working arrangements to meet virtually so their latest updates can be communicated to all residents.

Crucially too business support from central government is being signposted to over 1,700 businesses in the Borough with the latest details on the £350bn support outlined by the Chancellor on Tuesday available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19.

Leader of the Council Cllr Simon Robinson said: “These are exceptionally trying times for us all but we are already seeing great spirit among our staff to adjust and deliver services and in our communities, groups and individuals are mobilising efforts to help one another.

“We’ll be assessing with partners going forward the best ways we can further assist efforts to ensure those who are isolated, particularly the elderly and vulnerable can access vital support.

“Residents can help this with a simple phone call to a neighbour to check on their wellbeing and follow hand-washing and medical advice.

“A list of community-led initiatives to support residents in many Rushcliffe neighbourhoods, updates on services and advice is also now available at www.rushcliffe.gov.uk

“Business too is being signposted to the support package the Chancellor has outlined. Our teams will work hard to deliver these complex measures so business owners can access this support as quickly as possible once details have been confirmed to us.

“In the coming days and weeks it will outline some of the key measures to reduce business rates and make direct cash grants to the most affected business sectors and a national £500m hardship fund.

“We think currently, in line with central government advice and observing good hygiene and other safe practices, as health and wellbeing becomes ever more important, we keep our leisure centres open.

“Further challenges will be in front of us but Rushcliffe people are showing resilience, determination and looking out for one another and we will work together as a council and with partners to get through this.”

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