Parish Council Meetings – COVID-19 response

Due to the current situation, all Council meetings, including the Annual Parish Meeting have been cancelled until further notice.
However, the Parish Council is ready and willing to help any resident in need as per the leaflet distributed to
all households yesterday. Regular updates will appear on the website and FB pages and there is also a facility to sign
up for the newsletter via the website to get the latest information directly to your inbox. This is a challenging time
for us all but your Parish Council is ready to meet that challenge and will help where it can.

Covid-19 Update

Dear Resident
Your Parish Council is keen to ensure that all its residents are safe and supported during the weeks ahead. We would encourage everyone to offer help to those who are self-isolating, especially the over 70s. A friendly call, help with shopping or collecting prescriptions and more may be welcomed, observing current advice such as keeping a 2 metre distance and hand washing as you go.
The Offords Facebook page,, and the Parish Council website,, can provide details of all support available in the Offords,
If you are someone who would prefer to receive regular updates via a notice through your door, please can you, or a friend, let us know your name and address by either of the following ways:
• Call your Parish Council helpline, 07597 988763. It’s open 7am to 7pm. Outside these hours, please leave a message.
• Email:
In the same way please use these trusted communication routes to request help with:
• Shopping
• Prescription collection
• Any other questions, problems or concerns
Some of the best sources of COVID-19 guidance are available on the Public Health England, Department of Health and Social Care, and NHS England websites.

Warning Regarding Courier Fraud

Wildflower Verges for The Offords?

Twenty years ago, a volunteer group of Offords residents planted daffodils at each end of the High Street and they have brightened the entrances to the Offords each Spring ever since. The Parish Council has considered extending the daffodils, but is now considering a slightly different approach which would cost less, provide a greater display of flowers over a longer period and benefit the environment.

This is a link to one of the organisations promoting the idea and advising local authorities   The site provides a huge amount of information for anyone interested.

Councillors will be exploring the options over the coming months and would be delighted to receive comments, questions and suggestions from interested residents.