Across the district; we are all doing our bit to rise to the challenges faced by the coronavirus pandemic - and really good progress
is being made.
Our primary focus as a Council is moving from the coronavirus response phase to the recovery phase
as we look to support communities and businesses going forward and get them back on track.
With the help of volunteers, as mentioned above, and redeployed council staff, our community hub
continues to support those who are self-isolating or who need assistance in some way.
So far approximately 900 residents and families have been helped by our hub, and across the county, thousands more people are being given vital support thanks to community hubs. We are also working with the NHS to help bring mobile testing units
to the district so people with coronavirus symptoms, via an online booking system, can get tested and return to work if they test negative.
Recently, due to the Government's lifting of restrictions, the Council has reopened the tennis courts
at Welland Park in Market Harborough, with social distancing measures and signage in place All Council-owned play areas and skate parks remain closed, with signage, for the safety of the public.
With a lot more people out walking; the Council has been encouraging residents to report dog fouling hotspots to us. As a result we have seen a small increase in reports and our environmental crime
team has responded by targeting patrols accordingly. We have stopped over 400 people with dogs since 20 April 2020 to check if they have a means to pick up dog fouling; all stopped had dog bags with them. We have also actively patrolled areas of concern and not witnessed anyone not picking up dog fouling, which was good to see. Dog fouling will not be tolerated in the district and anyone who is caught, or is found not to be carrying bags to pick up after their dogs, can be fined £100 or up to £1,000 if the case goes to court.
If anyone has a location they would like patrolling please report this to email@example.com
The County Council also reopened Market Harborough recycling and household waste site
for the disposal of waste, via appointment only
, which is unsafe to be stored at home. Contact your local councillor
Remember you can contact your local ward councillor if you need to ask them anything. But please do not
contact councillors if you require support from the coronavirus community hub (those details are above).
Councillors can assist and support with a number of issues.Councillor's wards and contact details are available on the Council website here