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'We will do whatever it takes to help you' district council tells business

Written by: Admin | Posted 23 April 2020 11:57

'We will do whatever it takes to help you' district council tells business

While the challenges of the coronavirus pandemicare “unprecedented we are well prepared to tackle them”, Stroud District Council has told businesses. 

In a statement to companies in the Five Valleys and residents the local authority said its response to the situation was its “top priority for the foreseeable future”. 

“We, the four Leaders of the council’s political groups, are working to maintain essential services to residents and businesses, while adjusting our working practices in line with Government and public health guidance. 

“We have suspended all meetings for the time being and await new legislation from the Government to remove the need for face-to-face meetings to agree decisions at council and committees. 

“We also await further guidance following the postponement to May 2021 of the election of district, town and parish councillors and the police and crime commissioner, scheduled for May 7. For the time being those in post will continue in their roles.” 

It added: “We are working with the GFirst LEP (local enterprise partnership) which is developing business support, advice and information. It can be contacted at info@gfirstlep.com or Tweet @GFirstLEP.” 

For all queries about business rates relief and hardship funding announced by central government the district council urged businesses to visit https://www.stroud.gov.uk/health-wellbeing/coronavirus/businesses-and-employers or email customer.services@stroud.gov.uk for more detail. 

According to the local authority it would be regularly updating its information and also using its Twitter account (@Strouddc) to keep people informed.