The current outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) is an unprecedented situation that the parish council has been closely monitoring.

Following recent Government advice and their announcement to implement increased social distancing and avoid social gatherings, Boxford Parish Council has taken the very hard decision topostpone parish council meetings for April and May.

The law currently requires the parish council to hold an annual meeting, during the month of May, plus not less than three other meetings during a year. It is currently proposed to schedule the annual meeting for as late in May as possible, however we are awaiting further guidance regarding both this and the Annual Parish Meeting and whether council meetings may have to be postponed beyond May. Further updates will be shared via the website and village noticeboards once received.

As I am sure you will appreciate, the situation is changing by the day and we are continuing to receive updates. Please be assured that everything possible is being done to maintain business as usual in the village. If you have any issues or concerns that you wish to bring to the councils attention, then please do not hesitate to contact Debbie Hattrell or any Parish Councillor.

May I also take this opportunity to raise awareness of the Community Hub that has been set up by Boxford Community Council. If you are unwell or self-isolating and need help getting supplies or medication, please phone, text or email them on the details below. They would also welcome anyone willing to help and become part of the network.

07395 914959

Please stay safe during these very difficult times, together we can work through this.
Julian Fincham-Jacques
Chairman, Boxford Parish Council