As Town Mayor it makes me immensely proud that in this time of adversity the Brightlingsea community spirit has once again come to the fore, feedback we have had from the police is how well ,in the main, residents of Brightlingsea have adhered to the guide lines given by all levels of government and the NHS.
What has been reinforced is the communities within our community, whether it is formal sites such as Springfields, John King Court ,care homes or volunteers in specific roads looking out for their neighbours. Shops and businesses offering a delivery service, the surgery and pharmacy working flat out to ensure medicines are provided for all ,local churches offering on line support for parishioners.
Volunteers delivering medicines and shopping to vulnerable residents, the council staff working from home offering information and support, the grounds team working on a rota basis to support the community and on call for maintenance issues concerning council assets. When we come out of the current crisis, which we will, we should reflect on what has happened and be thankful for the community we have.
Best wishes to all.