Framlingham Town. The official website for Framlingham Suffolk UK2020-05-15T23:23:32+01:00

Respect social distancing

We have reports that Framlingham residents have been targeted. Be wary of strangers offering to do your shopping etc. Only trust people you know or get in touch with the response team for help

Framlingham Surgery & Dispensary will open as normal on Bank Holiday Friday 8th May

Information and support for Local Framlingham Businesses

Download the latest newsletter from the Framlingham Covid-19 response team – DOWNLOAD IT HERE

Donations to support the Hour Community’s work in this time of exceptional need can be made on their website

Town Council meetings have resumed (via Zoom)2020-05-15T23:25:33+01:00

Meeting dates and how you can join the web meetings are HERE

National Shielded People Helpline: 0800 028 83272020-04-24T21:38:25+01:00

If people have not received a text or letter but think they should be on the SHIELDED PATIENT LIST they should speak to their GP or specialist consultant.
If you are eligible you should also register yourself for support on the gov.uk website for extra help and support, such as food parcels. CLICK HERE: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Spotting Symptoms of COVID 192020-04-13T11:07:22+01:00

To check if you have Covid-19 symptoms and what you should do, go to the NHS WEBSITE HERE

Framlingham’s Covid 19 Response Plan2020-04-13T11:17:43+01:00

Framlingham Covid-19 Response Plan

The Town Council have prepared a plan to provide a town-wide response to Covid-19 in Framlingham. Our objective is to put in place structures to support the community over the coming months. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

All non-vital shops closed2020-04-12T22:36:25+01:00

You can find which shops and delivery services are open during the lock down by CLICKING HERE

All shops selling “non-essential” goods will be closed, as will a range of public spaces and venues.

This covers:

  • Stores selling clothing and electronic stores
  • Hair, beauty and nail salons
  • Libraries, community centres and youth centres
  • Playgrounds, outdoor gyms and sports courts
  • Places of worship
  • Outdoor and indoor markets, excluding food markets
  • Bowling alleys, arcades and soft play facilities
  • Hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, campsites, caravan parks, and boarding houses for
    commercial/leisure use. This excludes permanent residents and key workers.

Public gatherings of more than two people are banned.

There are two exceptions to this, according to the government’s guidance:

  • Where the gathering is of a group of people who live together. For example, this means a parent can take their children to the shops if there is no option to leave them at home
  • Where it is essential for work purposes. The guidance states that workers should try to minimise all meetings and other gatherings in the workplace.

All social events, including weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies, are also be banned – but funerals can go ahead with immediate members of family in attendance.

Parks will stay open for exercise, but gatherings there will be dispersed.

Framlingham now in “Lockdown”2020-04-13T11:12:55+01:00

All Framlingham events are cancelled, including all Town Council Meetings

The government says you can go outside only for “very limited purposes”:

  • Shopping for basics necessities like food and medicine, with Downing Street saying you should do this “as infrequently as possible” and use food delivery services “where you can”
  • One form of exercise a day, such as a run, walk or cycle. This can be done alone or with members of your household
  • Any medical need, to give care or to help a vulnerable person
  • Travelling to and from work, but only if this is “absolutely necessary” and cannot be done from home

“These four reasons are exceptions,” the government’s latest guidance says.

“Even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2m (6.5ft) apart from anyone outside of your household.”

Free School Meal Update from Suffolk County Council2020-04-12T20:29:37+01:00

Suffolk County Council

Free School Meal Update
Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, we are receiving a very high volume of applications and emails regarding free school meals.
We are processing these as quickly as possible and your patience is greatly appreciated. Please read the following information which may answer your questions:

Income Related Free School Meals
You must be in receipt of income related free school meals in order to qualify for a free school meal whilst the schools are closed due to the Coronavirus crisis. If you are already in receipt of free school meals, you do not need to apply again as nothing has changed, and your child will remain eligible until March 2024.

Universal Infant Free School Meals
If you are in receipt of Universal Infant Free School Meals only, you will not be entitled to a meal during this crisis. If you believe you are eligible for a free school meal due to low income please apply at www.suffolk.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals.

Universal Credits
If your circumstances have recently changed and you have applied for Universal Credits in recent weeks, please understand that we are unable to process your application until the Department for Education confirms that you are eligible, normally this can take up to six weeks and may take longer due to current circumstances.  Be assured we check applications waiting to be confirmed daily and will be in touch as soon as you are eligible for free school meals. We will advise your child’s school immediately.

Packed Lunches or Hot Meals
Some schools are providing packed lunches or hot meals instead of the vouchers currently being provided by the government.  Please contact your school directly about this, do NOT contact us, as only your school will be able to advise which option they are offering.  

Please see the government guidance HERE

Home But Not Alone Volunteer Scheme
If you are self-isolating and unable to leave home, you may find the Home But Not Alone volunteer scheme useful to connect you with community volunteers to collect supplies for you.

For further information please CLICK HERE
We are all doing our best in very challenging circumstances – thank you for your patience and understanding.

(Phones may be busy, so please be patient)

Go online to 111.nhs.uk
Only phone 111 if you are unable to get help online

Phone – 999

Follow THIS LINK to the NHS website

Ask for help from your Neighbourhood Cocoon Volunteers. If you don’t know who this is contact: FRAMLINGHAM RESPONSE TEAM
Phone: 01728 720183 Email: support@framlingham.com.
If for some reason they can’t help, then contact: HOUR COMMUNITY TEAM
Phone: Hour Community – 01728 440511

For daily meals on wheels service
Phone: Crown Hotel – 01728 440522

Framlingham based: Worry Tree Group – 01728 440533
Suffolk based: PACT (Parents and Carers Together) – www.parentsandcarerstogether.co.uk
National Domestic Violence
24-Hour Helpline: 0808 200 0247

Offer a telephone service to any families who are struggling with the social isolation brought about by COVID19.
07920 088660 / 07880 149865

Phone the residents Care Provider first to see what backup they have
If that fails contact Customer First at Suffolk County Council
email: customer.first@suffolk.gov.uk
Only phone if it is a social care crisis:
For adults, call: 0800 917 1109
For children, call: 0808 800 4005
(not the Hour Community)


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