- Minutes of Marazion Covid Coordination Forum ‘Zoom’ conference
8.00pm Monday 25th May 2020
|Present||Town Mayor Derek Laity (Chair), Deputy Mayor William Collins, & Cllr Gabbie Reynolds (Marazion Town Council), Julia Greig (All Saints Church) , Mike Kearnon (Marazion Covid Support Group), Paul Elliott (Mz Chamber of Commerce), Jenny Rainbow (Head Teacher Marazion School), Rev Paul Benney (Methodist), Mike Kearnon (Marazion Covid Support Group),
|Apologies||Jackie Brown (Marazion Surgery)|
|Minutes||Minutes of 18th May duly approved for publication on Marazion.info website.
|PE to publish minutes.|
|Matters arising||MK to ensure routine volunteer activity is properly recorded – Done
PE to post surgery closed on BH Monday message on FB site – Done
PE to check with Solomon Browne fund to see how the system operates & report to next meeting. – Called twice – No response
PE to keep trying Solomon Browne
|Vulnerable families||GR has identified 2 families from top of town and 1 from west side needing support. Last items from MBSC have been taken to school for JR to distribute.
JR has stock for 7 families for 2 weeks. An extra 5 families now qualify for free school meals.
JR is liaising with Humphrey Davey School to ensure senior school families not falling through the net. They are providing packed meals for collection by parents or vouchers if families are a long way off.
MK said Staff at Morrisions have been generous with 15% discount on click & collect.
GR said we also need to use Penwithian and be ‘creative’ with available funding.
JR has £250 remaining from Rotary Club donation.
PE said the £500 anonymous donation would best be channeled via the Chapel rather than Town Council so it could be ‘gift aided’ making the donation worth £600 – PB agreed the Chapel could administer the donated funds. Purchases would be re-ibursed upon production of a receipt.
Agreed that assistance provided would be by essential items not cash. JR said that items purchased could be stored at the school.
JR to put together list of items required for an essential item box.
JR to put together list of items required for essential item box.
|MzCSG||MK said shopping done for 11 households. Shop now on Tues, Thursday and Saturday.
MK continues to be in contact with MS and JH re welfare needs
Everything was running smoothly.
|Town Council||DL said the Town Council fed back to SAE that it was too early to open the Folly Field car park.
JG said the car park would probably be opened this coming Saturday (30th May).
DL said the Town Council were now meeting as ‘normal’; via Zoom on every other Tuesday and the Town Clerk is now working from the office on Mondays and Wednesdays, and from home other days
JG said SAE had removed the bins from the Folly Field – DL will look into this with SAE
DL to speak with SAE re bins
|School||JR said work was continuing a phased and cautious approach to reopening on 1st June. The Government language was changing so that not all schools will be expected to open. Parents have the right not to send children back.
JR said it was a good thing that children will learn to wash hands more often and maintain good respiratory health. Children will be more aware and this will help with pandemic prevention.
The school day will look very different. On-line learning will continue to be provided. All staff are engaged in the return despite the Union standpoint.
School will be closed for ½ term – reopening on 1st June for Reception and Y6.
|Chamber of Commerce||Businesses continue to operate as much as possible – Fish & Chip shop has now re-started with very effective screens in place to enable social distancing.
Some retail including Market Stalls and Car Showrooms are to open on 1st June. Other ‘non-essential’ shops are due to re-open on 15th June.
StMMt has donated more fudge which has been given to JR for distribution
|Churches||PB and JG said telephone pastoral support was being maintained.
DL enjoyed PB’s recent youtube service.
|Meeting closed at 8.32pm
Next forum Zoom meeting will be 8pm on Monday 1st June
|These Minutes were approved for publication on 1st June 2020