Coronavirus Update – 31st March 2020

The Parish Council offices are closed to public access at this time, Council staff are continuing to provide a reduced service for essential activities, subject to any staff absence due to sickness or self-isolation.

Playgrounds are CLOSED, they are therefore NOT being inspected for safety, please DO NOT lift children over the closed gates.

The Parish Council staff are either working remotely or within the village undertaking essential activities.  They can be contacted via telephone on 01753 891582, or by email to clerk@chalfontstpeter-pc.gov.uk  or admin@chalfontstpeter-pc.gov.uk

In light of Government Guidelines, Chalfont St Peter Parish Council have suspended all Council and Committee meetings indefinitely, in line with guidance on social distancing in the fight to minimise the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The Annual Meeting of the Parish which was due to take place on Wednesday 14th May is postponed.

Should there be any changes to this situation we will of course update these notices, as well as our Facebook and website.

Thank you for your co-operation during these challenging times.

 

NHS and Government Guidelines 

For the latest Government guidelines and NHS advise please follow the links below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Waste management update – Tuesday 31 March 2020

General rubbish

Service status

The general rubbish service continues as business as usual. There are no current planned changes to collection frequencies or days.

Advice for residents

To support our crews, we kindly ask that residents contain all their waste within their bin(s) and use the food waste recycling service.

Recycling (mixed and paper & card)

Service status

Both mixed recycling and paper & cardboard collections will resume from Monday 30 March.

The service was suspended from Monday 23 March – Friday 27 March. Please do not report a missed collection if you were due a collection in that week.

Advice for residents

If you are due a collection from Monday 30 March, please present your recycling containers on you normal scheduled collection day.

We are unable to return for containers that were not collected during the period of service suspension. We will collect a reasonable amount of extra recycling if presented loose in a reusable container (or cardboard box), on your next schedules collection.

Due to current social distancing measures, the Household Recycling Centres in Buckinghamshire are closed. Please do not visit these sites to dispose of your recycling.

Food Waste

Service status

The food waste recycling service is temporarily suspended until further notice.

Advice for residents

Food waste should be put into your general rubbish bin, which will be collected on your usual general rubbish collection day.

To help reduce waste put in the general rubbish bin, ​you can home compost: fruit and vegetable peelings, seeds and cores; egg shells; tea bags; coffee grounds and filter paper; paper towels or tissues (not if they have touched meat).

You cannot compost: cooked food, fish, meat or dairy products (these must be put in your general rubbish bin).

To find out more about home-composting visit: www.recycleforbuckinghamshire.co.uk/reduce-your-waste/home-composting/

You can also get a discounted home compost bin at: www.getcomposting.com

For tips on how you can reduce food you waste, visit: www.recycleforbuckinghamshire.co.uk/reduce-your-waste/love-food-hate-waste/

We recognise the benefits of our weekly food collection, both for residents and the environment. This change is only temporary and we will reinstate the separate food waste recycling collections as soon as possible. During this service suspension, your food waste will be disposed of appropriately at an energy from waste plant, and will not be landfilled.

Garden Waste

Service status

Suspended in Chiltern and Wycombe from Friday 20 March until further notice. This includes renewals.

Advice for residents

Garden waste materials are not hazardous if left for longer than two weeks and can be home-composted. Please store this waste until the service resumes.

Bulky waste

Service status

New bulky waste collections are suspended. If you have previously booked a bulky waste collection, a member of our team will contact you to discuss your booking.

Advice for residents

Owing to the current situation, and closure of HRCs to the public, we advise residents to store their bulky waste items until it is safe for disposal options to resume.

Medical Waste (including COVID-19 waste)

Sharps and sack collections are occuring as business as usual for residents who already have this service set up. Customers should request collections as they usual do (sharps only).

For information on how to dispose of waste from possible cases of COVID-19 and cleaning of areas where possible cases have been (such as disposable cloths and used tissues), visit: COVID-19 waste

Household Recycling Centres (HRCs)

All HRCs across Buckinghamshire are closed to the public until further notice. Please do not visit these sites to dispose of any waste.

Buckinghamshire Council Community Hub – Tuesday 31 March 2020

The new Buckinghamshire Unitary Authority have organised a community hub for information and advice, if you need help or would like to volunteer to assist the community please use the link provided  https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/community-and-safety/coronavirus/

Please find below information with regards local supermarkets, information correct as at the 24th March 2020.

 

If you are a shielded/vulnerable individual and need to speak to somebody about getting deliveries of food please follow the link below:

https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/community-hub/getting-help/local-support-hubs-2/local-support-hub-faqs/

Chalfont St Peter COVID 10 Support Group

A group of local residents have organised a Facebook site to assist those elderly and vulnerable living in their roads.  Volunteers will leaflet a local street with their details for those not on social media.  This group can be found on Facebook COVID-19 – Support your street volunteers of Chalfont St Peter*

Please note the Parish Council are unaware if volunteers are CRB checked and therefore involvement will be at your own risk

Pharmacies in Chalfont St Peter

Vantage Pharmacy (01753 884056).  Opening times 8.30am to 5.30pm everyday.

Richard Adams (01753 882700). Opening times 8.30am to 6pm and 9am to 5.30 on Saturdays.

Local Supermarket Opening Times

 

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