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Coronavirus

Mere Resilience Forum

Cards are being distributed around the town. If you are not able to collect one the
information is repeated below. Download and print or just write down the details.
The system is designed for those who are forced or instructed to Self-Isolate—please
DO NOT abuse.

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Mere Town Council is liaising with Mere Surgery and other local bodies and organisations to try and co-ordinate some kind of useful assistance, help and support for the community during the coronavirus situation.  One of the problems is that information is changing daily and so we will post links on our website www.merewilts.org to the official sites that keep their information updated.  We will also post useful advice that we have acquired on how members of the community can help friends and neighbours.  Being aware that some vulnerable people in Mere may not be on Facebook or on the internet at all, we are dropping leaflets through doors in some locations.

Useful links:

Useful contact numbers:
NHS 111 – only call 111 if you cannot get help online
Education queries – phone the Department for Education on 0800 046 8687
Wiltshire Council – 0300 456 0100

We need YOUR help during the Coronavirus Outbreak!

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Mere Town Council’s - Local Resilience Forum responds to Covid-19.

We have now established 2 registers of volunteers:
A short list of telephone co-ordinators  – these will be the first points of contact for those who are self-isolating to contact if they need help with prescription collections, shopping etc. These volunteers will in turn identify the nearest person on the 2nd volunteer register and contact them to see if they can offer assistance. 

Postcards with the names and numbers of the telephone coordinators will be distributed throughout the town in the shops, post office etc this weekend. 
The April edition of Mere Matters (hopefully in the shops by Friday 27th March) will be a rather different one from normal and will include up to date information, more details of Mere’s response to Covid-19 and a further printed copy of the post cards. 
Through yet another group of volunteers, we are hoping to get this copy of Mere Matters hand delivered to every household in Mere (1700 copies).   It would help these volunteers considerably if you could sanitise or disinfect your letter boxes please – just a sensible precaution.

The support plan seems to be gaining momentum and we hope it will be all fully operational shortly. 
Volunteers have already carried one or two tasks for those in need.  We anticipate that the volunteer register will be continually updated with new people asking to help and others possibly asking to opt out.  
Thank you to all the lovely people of Mere.

You can contact me through email:  editor@merematters.co.uk.

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The Parish of Mere is situated in the extreme south-west corner of the County of Wiltshire and the parish boundary also forms the Dorset County boundary.
Nestling beneath the South Wiltshire Downs, large parts of the surroundings are designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are also a number of sites in and around Mere that provide a wealth of historical and archaeological interest.

Mere has a great sense of community and has many facilities that even larger towns and villages would envy, with its own Library and Information Centre, Museum, Doctors’ Surgery, Dentist, Post Office, Chemist, Police and Fire Station, Mere school, a vibrant and successful primary school, shares grounds with a variety of sporting facilities including football, cricket, bowls, tennis, and a skate park.

The town is well provided for with public meeting places in the Grove Buildings and the Lecture Hall and has a number of shops providing the essential basic everyday necessities. There can be few people here who can say that this town has nothing to offer them for their hobbies and pastimes. Indeed, whilst conducting a survey for the recent Parish Plan, one lady wrote ‘there is so much going on that there are not enough evenings in the week!’

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