About Leighton-Linslade Covid-19 Task Force
The Task Force comprises representatives from faith, the community, homeless service, the Town Council and Bedfordshire and Luton Emergency Volunteer Executive as well as a corps of volunteers. The Task Force provides food parcels to those who find themselves in desperate immediate need, as well as arranging the collection of urgent prescriptions.
For further information about the pandemic please visit www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/covidhelp
Leighton-Linslade Helpers were formed in March 2020 and can assist residents if help is needed during the pandemic. For further information: www.leightonlinsladehelpers.org.uk.
Should you wish to report breaches of COVID-19 regulations, please follow this link: https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/26/public_health/737/coronavirus_-_covid-19/12
Central Bedfordshire Council have employed 16 COVID-19 stewards to support businesses and the public in increasing understanding of COVID-19 public health measures, such as social distancing, wearing face coverings in appropriate settings and hand washing. The stewards will undertake patrols across Central Bedfordshire to engage, explain and encourage best practice and promote the national guidance.
Personal Welfare and Safety
At this difficult time it is important that everyone feels safe and supported. If you, or anyone you know is feeling extreme isolation, unsafe in their home environment, struggling to cope with bereavement or is suicidal, there is support available:
For information and help with mental health and suicide: The Samaritans
For information and help with domestic violence: Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership
For reassurance, advice or drop-in support services: The Lighthouse
Letter of thanks to the people of Leighton-Linslade
We were thrilled to receive this letter of appreciation, from HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire and the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, on behalf of the people of Leighton-Linslade, which recognises the amazing response of residents during this pandemic.
The certificate will be displayed in pride of place at the White House once we are able to return!
In addition it was recorded at the meeting of full Council, on 27 July 2020:
“That this Council places on record its appreciation of the organisations and individuals, whether members of the COVID Task Group or not, who have carried out such selfless work on behalf of the community of Leighton Buzzard and Linslade during the Coronavirus pandemic over the past four months.”
- If you know of an individual who has gone above and beyond to benefit the community, you can nominate them now in our new Community Volunteer Awards! Please note nominations are now closed until summer 2021.