West Lindsey Working Hard During Coronavirus Outbreak

West Lindsey District Council like all other local authorities across the Country are changing the way we work so that we can play our part to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.

Chief Executive of West Lindsey District Council, Ian Knowles said:

“We are concentrating our efforts on delivering the critical services to residents, businesses and supporting our communities and staff.

“We have kept the number of key workers to a minimum (as many are able to work remotely) this is to ensure we do not put any undue stress on the NHS and keep school places available for those people who do need it.

“We are doing everything we can to ensure social distancing is carried out and as a result all non- essential face to face contact with the council has now been suspended. All contact with customers/clients or residents must be through website, email or phone during this time.

“The health and wellbeing of our communities and our staff are central to every decision that we make and we are working closely with our partners to make sure we can support the most vulnerable people who need our help.”

Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Cllr Giles McNeill said:

“I understand the concerns of local businesses, as our economy is put under enormous strain by Covid-19. People are understandably concerned too about their families, job and finances. At West Lindsey District Council we are working with colleagues across the county to deliver locally the UK Government’s response.

“My officers are working tremendously hard to understand the government grant situation, the impact on council tax and much more besides; whilst still providing everyday services like refuse collection. I wanted to reassure everyone that we are striving to get these questions answered and then when we come through we can build a brighter future, together for everyone.”