Community Hub Opens During Corona Virus Pandemic
For the last few weeks, Baildon Town Councillors and staff, Baildon Ward Councillors, Baildon Ward Officers, Baildon community development officers and staff from Baildon Community Link to name a few, have been working together with Bradford Council to create a local hub, to support the community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
At 9.00am on Friday the 27th of March, the "local hub" was opened at Baildon Community Link. This reports to the constituency centre in Shipley. Each of the five constituency centres in Bradford (South, East, West, Shipley and Keighley), plus Ilkley, is then represented at district level.
Over the weekend the attached leaflet was delivered to over 8,000 households in Baildon. The following members of our community made this happen:
The trustees and staff of Baildon Community Link
The staff of Shipley Area Co-ordinator's Office at Bradford Council
Sara Mogford of Assembly Marketing
Cllr Mike Pollard
Cllr Maggie Town
Cllr Alan Clubb
Cllr Vicky Christensen
The Baildon Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators
Baildon Labour Party volunteers
Our thanks to Baildon Co-op for providing the volunteers with cake and refreshments.
The local hub will be open from 9.00am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday and will likely be open for several weeks. There is also a food bank service operating from Baildon Community Link. This food bank is for people who need help but who are not included in the national provision of food for people who have received the NHS "at risk" letter.
Now, the stocks of food in Baildon are sufficient but they need to be kept topped-up. The leaflet we have distributed includes an appeal for donations, should you be able to do this. Again, we thank the Baildon Co-op for agreeing to provide food in such a way that will meet the needs of the food bank.
Please read the leaflet and if you have received a copy through your letter box, please keep it in a safe place.
STAY HOME, PROTECT THE NHS, SAFE LIVES
Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:52 by Helen Thornton