During the COVID-19 lockdown, Sherborne Town Council’s headquarters and other council buildings must remain closed to the public – but council staff are still working to help residents through the pandemic.
The council advice line is live from 10 am till 1 pm every weekday. Call 01935 812807 if you are not sure where to find the help you need.
Maintenance teams are operating throughout COVID-19 – in special rosters designed to ensure their safety – to keep our lovely parks and pathways in the best possible condition. Pageant Gardens, Paddock Gardens and Sherborne Cemetery are now open to visitors observing Government guidelines on social distancing.
Children’s play areas and the changing facilities at the Terraces playing fields must remain temporarily closed until further guidance is received from Government.
Digby Hall is not open to the public, but its newly refurbished kitchens have been become a working base for Sherborne Viral Kindness in their superb voluntary campaign delivering meals to vulnerable homes.
Town Council grants and special grants from the Mayor’s Fund continue to be paid throughout the lockdown to support a wide range of charities and voluntary groups.
Sherborne’s mayor, Cllr Jon Andrews, said: “The Town Council is working closely with Dorset and national agencies to ensure help reaches the most vulnerable – and that we are doing all we must to fight the impact of the virus.”
The council cannot hold meetings – virtual meetings are due to start in May. But individual councillors are working in every neighbourhood of Sherborne to make sure residents get the support and information they need.