Stratford-on-Avon District Council COVID-19 daily update - 31 March

Released on 31 March 2020 Archived Press Release

Stratford News

During the Covid-19 Pandemic Stratford-on-Avon District Council will issue a daily update (from Monday to Friday) for residents and businesses.  

Key updates - 31 March 

  • Business rate grants and hardship fund
    The on-line application form is now on the website at - https://www.stratford.gov.uk/online-forms/small-business-grant.cfm

    Businesses are being asked to complete the on-line application to qualify for the grants.

    Please note: To protect business from fraudsters the District Council will not be asking for bank details over the phone, we will be directing them to completing the online form.
  • Community Support Groups
    Many local groups have set up across the district to support people in their community who may be struggling to get food or medicine and lots of Town & Parish Councils are also offering support.

    Warwickshire County Council, with help from the District Council has compiled a directory providing useful information about local organisations, groups and agencies that are providing activities, advice, and services during the current COVID-19 crisis - https://apps.warwickshire.gov.uk/api/documents/WCCC-966-2079

  • Refuse & Recycling Collection service
    We have had reports of large volumes of tissues being placed in the recycling bin. Please do not put these items into the recycling bin; they should be placed in the grey bin.
     
  • Help with Council Tax
    We do completely understand the pressure many households now find themselves under and urge residents to contact the District Council as soon as possible.

    Please remember, if you're struggling with payments there are a number of discounts or reductions you may be eligible for.

    Please visit the help and advice pages on the District Council's website - https://www.stratford.gov.uk/council-tax/help-and-advice-for-council-tax-debt.cfm

    If you require further assistance please email: revenues@stratford-dc.gov.uk and they will look at all the options available, including rescheduling payments, to suit your needs.

  • Main reception at Elizabeth House closed to the public
    You can still contact the District Council by phone on 01789 267575, although the phone lines are very busy, alternatively email: info@stratford-dc.gov.uk or access services online at www.stratford.gov.uk or visit our Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date information and advice.

Cllr Tony Jefferson, Leader of Stratford-on-Avon District Council says: "We are trying to act as quickly as we can and adjust to all the advice, guidance and legislation that is coming down the line. We are doing the best we can with the guidance we have, as the rules are changing all the time. Obviously we cannot do everything and we are focused on delivering our priorities well and helping those that need our help most. I am very grateful to staff with the flexibility they have shown in taking on new tasks and adapting new ways of working."


Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267575

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