Maldon District Council Coronavirus Support and Advice:

Club and Society support

Category A-D descriptions

Dengie Fresh Catch information

Essex Youth Services online activities 

Information on who is likely to be calling you during the pandemic can be found by clicking the green link.

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Stay at Home, Grow Your Own

To support the wellbeing of Maldon District residents, Maldon District Council and Abberton Rural Training (ART) are working in partnership to bring a new community initiative to encourage residents to ‘Stay At Home, Grow Your Own’.  There are a limited number of free starter kits available to get people growing their own at home, we would like these to go to Key Workers, individuals or families with financial difficulty, and/or individuals with a physical or mental impairment, or a health condition.  To see if you qualify for a free starter kit  visit www.maldon.gov.uk/growyourownpack.

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Cemetery Burial Charges Reduced

Maldon District Council has taken the decision to reduce the cost of burials in its cemeteries for District residents, from the current cost of £1583 to £898. It hopes that this reduction will also ease the financial burden on families at this most difficult time.  This is in recognition of the extraordinary times that we are living in and that we are currently unable to deliver funeral services as we would have liked, due to having to comply with government guidelines for social distancing. 

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Support Local businesses during COVID-19

Cllr Adrian Fluker, Leader of Maldon District Council, said; “It is important that we are supporting Maldon District businesses through this difficult time.  Maldon District Council and our partners are supporting a number of initiatives designed to ensure businesses are kept informed and safe, and support those working or staying at home.  Together we have developed the initiatives detailed below, and we will be providing more information on these in the coming days through our social media channels @MaldonDC and our website.

The Essex Map is a great resource normally used for community initiatives and with their agreement, we have adapted it to support those businesses staying open.

New COVID19 - Advice for Businesses webpage  maldon.gov.uk/covid19business we have tried to compile the best information out there for businesses.

LinkedIn Group It is more important than ever for businesses to be networked together and this group can help us now and in the future.

Volunteers are vital to the response and we know everyone is keen to offer what assistance they can.

#MissingTools social media campaign will encourage people register with the Essex Map and seek safer ways of working, now and in the recovery.

Food donations – The Maldon Salvation Army are working with The Maldon Food Pantry and Churches Together in Maldon to coordinate food donations to those in need across the Maldon District.

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Neighbourhood Coronavirus Support Network (NCSN) can help you if you need support.  Please see leaflet for further information.

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Maldon District Council has put together a Community Pack for the Coronavirus pandemic.  

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Maldon District Council to Provide Free Car Parking for NHS and Social Care Staff

In line with Government Pledge and with immediate effect, Maldon District Council will be offering free parking in all town centre car parks for health workers, social care workers and NHS volunteers.

This comes as the Local Government Secretary has agreed local Councils will also offer free car parking to all NHS workers and social care staff during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus guidance and self-isolation guidance for your information.

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A list of Maldon High Street shop opening hours and closures can be viewed HERE.