Covid 19 and Town Team.
We have come together to do positive things, where we can see ways we can help to make our town even better than we already know it is. We love Broadstairs. We know that most of the people who live here do too and that visitors often fall in love with it from the moment they arrive. It's a great place.
We shall be listening to new guidelines linked to volunteers and volunteering later today. Once they are clearer and more well defined, we shall review all Town Team activties and post an update
Update as at 15.8.2020
Current guidelines from HM Government, NHS and NCVO about social distancing and activities affecting the voluntary sector have been reviewed. In response to this we have now restarted gardening activities with the following guidance:
- only 4 volunteers to work on a site at any one time observing social distancing
- volunteers to bring their own equipment
- equipment must not be shared
- face masks to be worn by all volunteers
- volunteers accept responsibility for the risk of working during Covid-19
- do no volunteer if you are feeling unwell or have symptoms of Covid-19
If you would like to volunteer please email email@example.com
Update as at 15.6.20
Current guidelines from HM Government, NHS and NCVO about social distancing and activities affecting the voluntary sector are being reviewed again.
We anticipate new guidelines to be finalised and officially issued by 28.6.20.
As a Board of Trustees we shall take those guidelines and then be issue new guidelines for safe working on any and all Town Team projects in the following few days.
Update as at 3.6.20. Covid 19. CRISIS. Volunteers and Volunteering for Town Team projects
The Trustees of Town Team are reviewed our Code of Conduct for volunteers, due to restrictions and guidelines as set out by HM Government as at 1.6.20.
We also consulted with The National Council for Voluntary Organisations on a new risk assessment to keep you all safe. Safe working and your well being is of paramount importance to us.
We issued new guidelines for safe working on any and all Town Team projects.
Guidelines are here, and available on our Facebook page.
**Update 21st March 2020. Corona Virus ( Covid 19)**
Our community is amazing in Broadstairs.
In this very difficult time, isolation (or at least the perceived sense of being alone) for so many local people is the second biggest risk we are all facing at the moment.
We want to share with you some reliable sources of information and advice to help us all through it together. You support us and our projects, we felt it was important to help you if we can.
The menu on the right has a new section dealing specifically with what's happening locally. It includes information about shopping and take aways, closures, facts provided by 3rd parties, and how you might help or seek help and further practical information from other local people and organisations.
Lots of individuals, businesses and charitable organsations locally still need your support and are being inventive and supportive
in their offers to help their community, so all we can do is try and help them in return.
There are lots of links embedded to follow if you need to, as there is lots of formal, official, well informed advice from specialists out there. We have broken it into sub topics which we hope work for everyone. We'll be using our Facebook page for regular updates and news, as it changes daily.
We cannot advise, counsel or suggest what you need to do, or provide any kind of expert knowledge. All we hope to do is to try and help everyone in Broadstairs (and the wider Kent community) by signposting top line information, so you can look deeper into the extraordinary help, advice and support available to us get through this testing and scary time together.
Like so many other volunteer-run initiatives, we have had to cancel lots of planned activities which we organise to help and support our community in Broadstairs.
Rest assured those will be re-instated just as soon as it is safe and practical to do so.
In the meantime, stay safe, stay well, we'll get through this with necessary distancing and practical solutions ( yes wash your hands too!!) in the short term.
Why not do what we are all trying to do, use the time to re-connect with friends and family in new and inventive ways, find out if anyone in your street needs help, or ask for help if you need it yourself, perhaps even clear out that 'scary' cupboard you;ve been meaning too.
We're all in this together, and we'll see you on the other side.
With all our best wishes to you all.
Karen, Denise, Pip, Simon, Claire and Kerry
from Broadstairs Town Team and Town Shed.
Broadstairs Town Team aim to make our town an even nicer place to live in, work in and visit. Collaboration is key to that.
It's all about Community working together.
Broadstairs is our beautiful town on the East Kent coast, between Margate and Ramsgate, on the quaintly named Thanet Loop bus route, just over an hour from central London, or 20 minutes to Canterbury, via Southeastern trains.
St Peters is our sister parish and boasts a beautiful 12th Century church (St. Peter in Thanet) and churchyard.
The town has seven beautiful sandy bays, a characterful high street, pretty parks and plenty of things to see and do. We love it here. But we still want to make it even better.
We do what we can. You can learn about our activities by browsing this site, connecting with us on social media or coming to one of our events. Get in touch if you'd like to get involved and we will look forward to meeting you.
To find out more about our part of the world, have a look at Visit Thanet.