Our Covid-19 response
Eye Town Council , along with Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, Suffolk County and other local authorities across the country, continue to monitor and respond the current situation on coronavirus (Covid-19).
We are closely following information and advice published by the Government.
In some cases we may have to delay or suspend our services in line with Government restrictions, and will respond to requests (including FOIs) and messages as quickly as we can.
Thank you for your support as we make these difficult decisions going forward.
Latest information on how we’re responding and making changes to our services.
You can find further information on social media using #Covid19Suffolk
Local Facebook pages which give additional information and support
Eye Town Council Facebook page – Click here
Guidance from Public Health England on social distancing and for vulnerable people
All Government guidance on Covid-19
Suffolk County Council’s response
Corona Virus Help in and around Eye Facebook page. Please feel free to ask for help, offer help or just generally be there for support and advice to the vulnerable people in and around Eye. Need medicine, food or any other supplies or are you able to volunteer a little time to lend a hand or an ear. Please get in touch by clicking here
We are part of a Suffolk-wide community action response called ‘Home, but Not alone’ urging communities to rally together. Find the new local COVID-19 app and phoneline to connect volunteers and people who need help.
Read our advice to support residents in avoiding fraudulent scams during the coronavirus outbreak
A community action response to Covid-19 has been created by Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils with partners, to allow residents to effectively manage the course of the pandemic where they live, enabling our communities to remain resilient in this challenging time.
We are liaising with Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils along with partners across Suffolk to respond to an increased demand for community support during the Covid-19 crisis. Read about the range of financial measures we’ve introduced to help the voluntary sector.
Covid 19 Locality Awards – Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council
Both councils have today pledged to support parish and town councils and voluntary groups, who we acknowledge will play a key role in empowering our communities to remain resilient during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The Councils have established a new light touch grant scheme, with over £80,000 available through grants of up to £2,500, to provide financial assistance to other local community organisations assisting with the response to the pandemic. To download an application form click here.
We have also cancelled all council meetings for April, and are exploring alternative ways to allow democratic council decisions to continue to be made in the meantime.
We are urging businesses to find out more about the support available to them during this crisis, including Government grants.
Find out more about the Government support for businesses
We are advising businesses to contact the New Anglia Growth Hub, read the Government website for more information and check what options are available with their banks. We will provide details as soon as we receive more information.
Read more about the support available to businesses