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We are updating the public as much as we can, through social media, with updates from relevant authorities. We appreciate that there are many people that are not on social media but we are endeavouring to find ways to communicate with the vulnerable, elderly and lonely residents in the Parish.
On this page we hope to bring a lot of the information received to us in one place.
For up to date Government advice please Click here
There are many social media platforms for residents to access and find up to date informtion.
Rayne Parish Council - https://www.facebook.com/rayneparishcouncil/
Rayne Pay it Forward, a facebook group set up to help vulnerable residents and to share information (you will need to join the group to see and share posts https://www.facebook.com/groups/4327686630581011/about/
Essex Coronavirus Action page (set up by Essex County Council) https://www.facebook.com/essexcoronavirusaction/
Rayne Parish Council and Rayne updates
We have supplies of recycling sacks and dog poo bags that can be distributed by request, please email the council with your address so these can be processed.
- The Village Hall carpark, outdoor gym and children’s play area are now SHUT.
- The Flitch Way country park is shut, but the bridle way from the Station to Felsted is open
- New Post Office hours are 9am - 1pm Monday- Friday and 9am - 12 pm Saturdays
- New Nasda opening times are 7:45am - 2pm Monday - Saturday and 8:00am -12pm Sundays
Braintree District Council
To find out up date information please Click Here to access BDCs coronavirus page. This page relates to any services carried out by the local authority.
- BDC have stopped GREEN bin collections. Black bins, food bins and recycling sacks are being collected on normal collection days.
- Litter bins and dog waste bins that are the responsibility of the local authority ARE being emptied
- All leisure centres, household amenity centres, play parks, and council offices are closed to the public.
Departments within BDC are running as normally as possible but are dealing with huge demand, so if you are having any concerns regarding Council Tax, Business rates or benefits you are asked to email the relevant departments first.
Essex County Council
To get the latest updates from ECC please Click Here to access the Coronavirus Hub. This page has information on what you should do to stay safe, changes to services and how to get help in the community.
Essex County Council has set up a new service to help vulnerable people in our community who are staying at home and in need of support during the coronavirus period. The Essex Welfare Service is for people who are unable to access the support they need at this time.
Essex Welfare Service is specifically for those people who are not able to get any support from either family or friends or from their local district area support groups.
Essex Welfare Service is not an alternative to existing services which may be overwhelmed with extra demand resulting from the effects of Government’s stay at home advice. Click here to access the site
Essex Community Shield
Essex Community Shield is the countywide programme offering support to the elderly and most medically vulnerable in communities across the country.
The information below sets out the current level of response and what we are setting up locally to deal with this.
For people that have received a letter from NHS (those with the most serious health conditions and registered with ECC as requiring emergency food parcels), there will be food distribution from the Essex County Council hub located in Witham. If they received this and did not register immediately and they now need assistance they should contact the Essex Welfare Service as set out below.
The NHS, via GP’s, will soon be contacting a further group of residents (those over 70, those with existing health conditions and pregnant women). The message will set out instructions to register with the Essex Welfare Service should they need support, including assistance with food if they do not have the support of friends, families and neighbours.