Council unveils raft of measures to ease burden during the Covid-19 lockdown

By Ben Fitzgerald - 26 March 2020

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Swindon Borough Council have unveiled a range of different measures to support residents of the town.

Support for residents

1. Compassionate Swindon: volunteer support for those who most need it

2. Council tax relief to vulnerable people and households to help those affected most by coronavirus

3. Providing emergency financial assistance for residents most affected by coronavirus

4. Support for Council housing tenants

5. More parking options for key workers and residents making essential journeys

6. Helping residents access library services online

7. Extending bus pass use for older and disabled people

8. Priority re-booking and waiving fees for marriages postponed due to coronavirus

Support for businesses

9. Getting vital financial support to businesses

10. Supporting not-for-profit and commercial tenants in council properties

11. Helping Swindon’s taxi drivers

You can find out more information here: swindon.gov.uk/hereforswindon

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