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Coronavirus: Bourne Town Council to open a helpline to residents and offer support to the Butterfield Centre as they cancel all meetings

A town council has opened up a helpline for residents to use and offered support to a day care centre as a result of the cornavirus pandemic.

Bourne Town Council made the announcement as they confirmed all meetings were cancelled for the time being.

The council will now use 'alternative methods' to continue their decision making process such as conference calls and small meetings.

Bourne Town Hall
Bourne Town Hall

A statement from the town council read: "In line with Lincolnshire County Council and South Kesteven District Council, Bourne Town Council have now cancelled all future council meetings, using alternative methods to continue their decision making process.

"The town council have made the decision to operate a help line from the council offices in Bourne and invite residents to call on 01778 426123 or e-mail enquiries.bournetc@btconnect.com if they have any concerns or require help during this difficult time.

"The town council would like to stress that they may not be able to help in every situation but will endeavour to obtain advice or help from relevant bodies.

"From Monday, the Bourne Town Council website and Facebook page will carry other useful contact numbers,information and local updates.

"In addition, the town council are looking to support the services of the Butterfield Centre in Bourne that operates a five day a week meals on wheels and domestic home help service that could prove essential the local community over the next few months."

To take advantage of meals on wheels, call the Butterfield Centre direct on 01778 421422.

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