Town is ‘open’ in safety

Just Regional
Apr 15, 2020 2 mins read

Holt has been pulling together to make sure all its residents are kept up to date and the town can “stay open” while restrictions are in place.

Community spirit and some hi-tech know-how means Holt is, safely, open for most business. (This photo was taken before the restrictions were brought in)

Love Holt (the rebranded Chamber of Commerce) brought together key town players for a crisis meeting and a number of community initiatives have been actioned and put in place, including:

–          A highly successful CV Facebook support page, set up by two town residents, where both volunteers and those in need, can feed in.

–          A number of town central businesses continuing to trade essential goods, many offering home deliveries.

–          The local Kelling Practice forming a list of prescription delivery volunteers.

–          Father Howard, vicar of St Andrews Holt parish church, setting up a pastoral line so he can keep in contact with his parishioners.

–          Love Holt and Holt Town Council collaborating by publishing a Coronavirus update page on Love Holt’s website, listing key town information including useful links to government business advice.

Many traders are offering their wares online, either by way of websites – some created specially – or by social media, and some are also collaborating. Retailers including greengrocers, butchers, the supermarket and pet shops are still open so the Love Holt message is that Holt is, in its own way, as open for business as the guidelines safely and responsibly allow.

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