SUPPORT AVAILABLE IN THE PARISH

Chilham Shop and Chilham Post Office: Staff will do their best to help those unable to collect shopping and other essentials. They have already received offers from parishioners willing to help with this. (Tel 01227 730348 or 01227 733894)

The White Horse: The team is providing food runs to people that need it on Wednesdays and providing one frozen meal per day to any OAP in the parish that requires it. (Tel 01227 730355)

Shelly’s Tea Rooms: A takeaway service is being offered (Tel 01227 730303)

SUPPORT FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

Grants to support local businesses during Covid-19 are available from Ashford Borough Council (ABC).

Regular updates on support for businesses provided by ABC is available on the council’s website at https://www.ashford.gov.uk/your-community/emergency-planning/health-and-pandemics/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-advice-for-businesses/.

Businesses can also sign up to receive regular emails with the latest advice and support for businesses on this page..

Support and advice for businesses is also available from the Kent and Medway Growth Hub helpline on 03333 602300, 8.30am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. Webchat is also available on all the relevant business pages on the ABC website.

Businesses who may be eligible for a support grant are encouraged to complete the online application form on the council’s website. www.ashford.gov.uk/business/business-rates/coronavirus-business-rates-grants/ so they can also receive this financial support.

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