Pembrokeshire’s councillors have been supporting their communities as coronaviras puts a stop to normal life across the country.
These are just some of the county councillors who have been working to take care of their constituents over the last week or so.
Haverfordwest councillor David Bryan said the “stoical, upbeat reaction” he received while phoning more than 200 residents asking for them to let him not of any vulnerable, ill or elderly people that might need assistance was pleasing.
Despite it being a worrying time, he added: “Haverfordwest is so lucky to have thoughtful, helpful networks of relatives and neighbours in place who are giving a much needed morale boost in the present crisis.
“Social isolation will bring its own consequences in due course, especially if the period is protracted, but I can assure anyone in my ward who wishes to just have a quick chat on the phone to do so.”
Clr. Bryan has pointed people in the right direction for assistance from the council as well as collecting prescriptions and supplies for others.
Pembroke Town Council and one of the areas county councillors Aaron Carey is offering similar support and is urging people to contact him on 07917 733833 or councillor Gareth John on 07973 382144.
While in Pembroke Dock Clr. Paul Dowson states: “If anyone self isolating in my ward (Pembroke Dock central), particularly the elderly or those people who have health problems, need assistance with provisions, prescriptions, or even walking the dog. Please get in touch. If I’m not available I will find someone who is available. Tel: 07778503360”
People looking after Neyland, Llanstadwell, Waterston, and Jordanston, including Clr. Paul Miller, are expecting demand to increase and has established a central number for volunteers 07311215796.
“I’ve been working with the PCC team to ensure our community effort in Neyland is linked in to the wider strategy – making sure everyone who finds themselves in need in the coming weeks knows where and who to turn to for help.
“Please continue volunteering and if you find yourself in need of help, or just with a question, please don’t hesitate to call the team. One of us will be available, 7 days a week,” said Clr. Miller.
Clr. Joshua Beynon said: “In preparing for what may come next, gathering intelligence and data is important. Let me know if you know of anyone who might be vulnerable, elderly or alone. Likewise, if you can volunteer. Please also let me know. I’d also like to understand what you think is working well and isn’t so that all activities can be complimented without duplication.
“I’m aware that the community spirit has been great and I’m not trying to tread on any toes, just be as helpful as I can as a County Councillor.
“Please feel free to get in touch with me via email on [email protected] or call me on 07802 761520.”
In north Pembrokeshire Clr. Neil Prior is offering support, and working with the many local volunteers already making plans for assistance. Please feel free to get in touch. You can email me on [email protected] or call on 07834 093181.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, and with many councillors not on social media, there are more out there supporting their constituents, not to mention the incredible community volunteers already working hard.