Wychavon launches COVID-19 emergency fund for councillors to use in their wards - The Droitwich Standard

Wychavon launches COVID-19 emergency fund for councillors to use in their wards

Droitwich Editorial 26th Mar, 2020 Updated: 26th Mar, 2020   0

EMERGENCY funding has been made available for good causes in Wychavon to support them in their fight against coronavirus.

Wychavon councillors have been awarded £500 each by the District Council to allocate to charities and local groups in their own or neighbouring ward.

Support groups are likely to struggle for cash over the next few weeks as they respond to the Covid-19 crisis.

The fund – paid directly to each Wychavon councillor today – will ensure a rapid response.

While groups delivering medicines or transporting elderly people to and from hospitals are likely to be prioritised, all groups are eligible for the funding.

Wychavon councillor for Droitwich Spa Central, Coun John Hartley, said: “This funding can only be paid to charities and local groups, not businesses or individuals.

“Therefore, I urge all eligible groups to get in touch to discuss this further.”


Here are a list of Wychavon councillors in Droitwich and their contact details:

Coun John Hartley (Droitwich Spa Central) – 07708 188108.

Coun Eric Bowden (Droitwich Spa East) – 07412 689366

Coun Alex Sinton (Droitwich Spa East) – 01905 778950 / 07808 815323

Coun Richard Morris (Droitwich Spa South East) – 07860 733460

Coun John Grady (Droitwich Spa South East) – 07949 073391

Coun David Morris (Droitwich Spa South West) – 07784 225079

Coun Matthew Hartley (Droitwich Spa South West) – 07803 022357

Coun George Duffy (Droitwich West) – 07950 803361

Coun Jennifer Chaudry (Droitwich West) –  [email protected]

Coun Laurence Smith (Dodderhill) – 07756 583194

Coun Margaret Rowley (Bowbrook) – 01905 345307 / 07899 053700

Coun Chris Day (Ombersley) – 07730 820216

The funding will be paid via direct debit to avoid unnecessary contact during the country’s three-week ‘lockdown’.

This fund is not to support individuals with council tax.

Instead, those individuals should visit www.wychavon.gov.uk/coronavirus where they will be able to get details and apply for relief directly from the council.

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