For all previous Parish Council Coronavirus updates please select the Covid-19 Category on the News Page of the Westbury Website http://westburysubmendip-pc.gov.uk/category/covid-19/
Tonight we are focussing on one big issue, have a further item for information and a couple of lighter ones.
One consequence of the coronavirus pandemic has been an increase in cases of domestic abuse and increased difficulty for those abused to escape to safety. For this reason, we are providing access to documents with information relevant not only to victims but to friends and neighbours who may suspect that abuse is happening and a range of professionals who may encounter instances of abuse in different contexts. Information can be accessed here https://safelives.org.uk/news-views/domestic-abuse-and-covid-19 and also from the Newsletter which was published by the Safer Somerset Partnership.
Temporary stop to new admissions at Weston Hospital
People may have heard on social media that Weston Hospital has stopped taking new admissions from 8.00pm tonight because of an increased number of patients with Covid-19. This includes A&E services. A statement put out by the hospital, which sets out alternative arrangements, can be accessed here. http://www.waht.nhs.uk/templates/pages/newspage.aspx?id=3542
Take away menu from the Westbury Inn
After a week’s break Andy and the team at the pub are back with a new menu. Check the village website for details or contact Peter Bright (870640) to be put on his direct mailing list.
Poem of the week
Since it is a Monday we are putting out our regular ‘poem of the week’. To encourage those who might want to compose a poem but have difficulty starting Andrew Buchanan has suggested that people might try to compose a ‘Cinquaine’ – a five line poem written to a specific format.
Look around you and write down a favourite thing you can see
Use one word to name it; Use two words to describe it; Use three words to tell what it is doing; Use four words to tell how you feel about it; Use one word to wrap up your experience.
Here is his example:
Waiting for action
Lockdown keeps it idle
Sue Reece (870618) Mick Fletcher (870531) on behalf of the Parish Council