Sedgemoor District Council’s Reception in Bridgwater House will be closed with immediate effect in line with Government advice, but that does not mean that residents and businesses won’t be able to contact council staff for help and advice.

350 staff have been working at home over the past few days and managed to carry on with day to day business.

Alternative ways of contacting the council are by phone 0300 303 7800, via the website www.sedgemoor.gov.uk or email via [email protected]

SDC have said that further updates will be given during the day as to alternative arrangements for people if they are not on line or have access to a phone.

UPDATE

Contact us:  Our front door is closed but we are still working.  Contact us by phone 0300 303 7800, via the website www.sedgemoor.gov.uk or email via [email protected]       A telephone will be installed on the outside wall of Bridgwater House for those who do not have a phone or are homeless.  Just give us a call and we will answer.

Housing – If you are struggling or worried about making your rent or mortgage payments whether you are a private, social tenant or homeowner, we can help you.    Contact Sedgemoor District Councils Housing Advice Team on 0300 303 7793 or [email protected].

You can also visit www.gov.uk for up to date information on Government schemes to assist landlords and tenants, but the main message is keep paying your rent or mortgage as a priority.    The Government has announced help to ensure households can maintain their payments. Increased local housing allowance and universal credit standard allowance. Mortgage payment holidays for three months, which include buy to let mortgages.   Give our Housing Advice Team a call – we’re here to help.

Parks, Play areas and beaches

We are sorry that we have to restrict access to play areas, parks and beaches across Sedgemoor, but in line with Government guidance, gatherings in public spaces of more than two people are not permitted.

Don’t forget to take some form of exercise once a day and if you do this in a park or public open space, please remember to keep apart from others by at least two meters.  The car park at Apex Park will be closed until further notice.

Beach fun: We have spoken to all our summer beach concessionaires at Burnham-on-Sea  i.e. Punch and Judy, donkeys to advise them that the concessions are cancelled until further notice: however when circumstances change we will reinstate the concessions immediately.

Grass cutting – Advice from Government late last night asked council workers to concentrate on essential services.  Our Clean Surroundings teams were out today, cutting grass, whilst plans are put in place to re-deploy them to other essential areas.

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