Coronavirus

In the week of 23 March, the Government introduced stringent measures to contain the Coronavirus outbreak. Even so, we have seen many more cases and, sadly, more deaths.

Babraham is a village we all delight in and we hope that our community will act together to support one another and help to resolve the outbreak.

We’ll use these pages for local information and links to national resources.

In the meantime, we wish you well and hope that you can keep safe.

Stuart Laurie, Chair

Rob Attwood, Jane Goody, Charlotte Roger, Gareth Walker, Councillors

Latest Information

We will not use this page to provide advice: that is better delivered by radio, TV, online and newspapers.

Important links include Government pages:

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Public Health England:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/

You can sign up to Government updates:

https://www.gov.uk/email-signup?link=/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

National Association of Local Councils; relevant to Council works:

https://www.nalc.gov.uk/coronavirus

What is my Council doing?

Babraham Parish Councillors agreed unanimously at its meeting on 12 March to provide support to Parishioners with shopping and prescriptions and distributed a leaflet to the village outlining the offer. Contact information for councillors can be found on the Parish Council page.

What About Council meetings?

There has been no decision as yet from the UK Government about postponing or cancelling Parish Council meetings. Under current legislation, we are not permitted to hold remote meetings but, rather, must meet in person.

We present information on current discussions on our Coronavirus and Council business page.

Cornonavirus – Help From Your Council

If you want our help to collect shopping or prescriptions or other important items, please contact the Clerk, Don Powell on: clerk@babraham-village.net or 07786858220

All our Councillors and several residents have volunteered to help. The Clerk will get in touch with the name of the supporter who will call and, for security, will provide a unique number that only you and the supporter will know.

The supporter will work to current guidelines on contact and travel.