Plea for people to volunteer in ‘little town with big heart’

Congleton Town Council this week urged residents “to look out for each other” as the Covid-19 epidemic took hold.
At a meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Group of Congleton Town Council last week, a number of measures were proposed that it was hoped would help protect people and reduce the spread of coronavirus as much as possible.
One was to set up a Beartown Cares campaign.
Town mayor Coun Sally Ann Holland said: “Now is the time for Congleton to show that we are indeed ‘the little town with the big heart’. I’m sure that people will step up and offer support to each other, while keeping themselves and their families safe.”
Coun Kay Wesley, chair of the Community and Environment Committee, said: “Congleton has an amazing community of volunteers who give their time work tirelessly for the good of our town and especially for vulnerable people.
“Unfortunately, many of those very volunteers are themselves in the group more at risk from Covid-19 because they are over 70. Therefore, we need other people to consider stepping up and supporting their friends and neighbours at this challenging time.”
A town council spokesman said: “There will be a need for all sorts of people to step up and help.
“If you are worried about financial challenges during this time the Government has announced measures to support workers and businesses which you can find at gov.uk”