AN ELEAFLET produced by Blaenavon Town Council to keep local residents informed during the coronavirus pandemic has been circulated across Wales.

The ‘live’ eLeaflet provides regularly updated information on available resources and support, including free school meals; school hubs remaining open; pharmacy opening hours; local shops and services still operating; and contact numbers for support agencies.

There is also a printable postcard to allow people to offer assistance directly to their immediate neighbours.

It was the idea of and produced by Town Council administrator Lyndsey Harris, who is also a graphic designer.

One Voice Wales, which provides training and good practice standards for Wales’s 735 town and community councils, sent out the document as an example of what could be done.

Council clerk Kevin Warren sent the eLeaflet to One Voice Wales.

“OVW later reported receiving significant enquiries about this piece of work,” said Mr Warren. “Credit to Lyndsey for assisting the sector across Wales.”

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(Blaenavon Town Council's coronavirus information eleaflet was sent out to town and community councils around Wales as an example of what could be done elsewhere. Picture: Blaenavon Town Council)

Mayor of Blaenavon Jac Denley-Jones issued a statement urging residents to follow the guidance.

She said: “I’m sure that, like me, you are following the Government’s advice on Covid-19 precautions. It’s essential for all our sakes that we follow this guidance.

“If you’re unsure of the guidance and have access to the internet, please read the leaflet produced by the Town Council, to be found on Facebook and the Council’s website.

“The Council has been working hard to support the community by helping to ensure that the town’s foodbank is stocked, acting as a base for picking up school meals for those who need them and producing our advice leaflet.

“My fellow Councillors and I would like to express our thanks and gratitude to those who have to work to ensure that our community remains safe.

“Special thanks to those working in the NHS, carers, and those local shops which remain open to provide essential services.

“These are difficult times for all of us - but we are a strong community, and I’m sure we will get through this together.”

The eLeaflet can be found on the Town Council’s website.