'Help is on hand' message in Hunstanton
A coastal town’s mayor has sent out a message of appreciation to selfless community workers as we embark on second lockdown.
Hunstanton mayor Tony Bishopp has signposted residents to valuable organisations and groups, as well as thanking key workers.
Mr Bishopp said: “The professions, trades, police, food retail, delivery personnel and charities to mention but a few, all have my admiration and eternal gratitude.
“These people do, of course include the magnificent staff within the NHS, an institution which we must treasure and protect, who are currently working at great risk to themselves.
“In this crisis we can clearly see the importance of our NHS and how vital it is for it to be fully funded, fully staffed, properly equipped and remain free at the point of entry for everyone.
“We must continue to heed the medical and scientific advice for the sake of NHS staff and in order not to endanger the health of others, or indeed ourselves.”
The mayor has also urged residents to be mindful of elderly or vulnerable neighbours during the second national lockdown, which the prime minister has insisted will finish on December 2.
Mr Bishopp suggested neighbours support those who are vulnerable by offering to collect their shopping or prescriptions if needed.
He also suggested passing on phone numbers so those isolating can contact someone to talk to if they need to.
Among the groups, Mr Bishopp signposted residents to are the ‘Little Lights’ toddler group, who are there to welcome and support during the precious early years of family life.
The toddler group are happy to offer help to anyone who may be struggling at this time. They can be contacted on 07814 629232, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and on Facebook www.facebook.com/LittleLightsHunstanton.
Also mentioned by the mayor is the ‘Hunstanton Friends’ group who will be welcoming those feeling isolated or lonely to Friday morning ‘virtual’ meetings online.
Contact Hilary on 01485 533631 or Dawn on 01485 779746 for further details. The town clerk can also arrange for councillors to talk to residents. Call 01485 532402.