CORONA VIRUS – AN UPDATE 25/03/202
Overall, as the national and local position with coronavirus continues to move at a pace following yesterday’s announcement by the Government on further restrictions on travel and the drive for people to stay at home, we would like to remind residents to follow the advice from Government and Public Health England. For the very latest information take a look at the government website or NHS 111.
As much as possible the council is working as usual to support residents and businesses. Although there are currently no diagnoses of coronavirus in the borough we are conscious that if this situation deteriorates vulnerable people are more at risk. Our Communities Team is in the process of setting up the Rossendale Response Hub before the end of the week, to co-ordinate help to vulnerable people.
If you wish to volunteer to support this work please contact our lead via email: email@example.com . More details on the Response Hub and what help it can provide will be posted here in the coming days.
Where we are able we are keen to provide more information for local businesses. We have been contacting local businesses reiterating the links to advice from Government support for businesses, with extra support announced at the end of last week. To play our own part the council is not pursuing business rates debtors until further notice. In the coming days we will be undertaking rebilling for non-domestic rates for relevant businesses where Government relief has been confirmed, for example, in the hospitality sector.
Aside from its breath-taking scenery, incredible views and remarkable landscapes, Rossendale has extensive offerings for businesses. The convenient location and excellent connections to world class supply chains, friendly communities and affordable properties provide a favourable setting for any company.