Parking Charges to Resume in SHDC Car Parks from 1st June
Parking charges will apply again in all South Hams District Council car parks from 1st June 2020. Permits are now available to purchase – see the SHDC website for details. South Hams District Council is advising people to use the RingGo payment app where possible to help limit the spread of COVID-19 – for more information see this press release about safe parking in the South Hams.
See the following page for the latest update South Hams District Council
Help for residents who need basic essentials
Community Support – a message from the Leader of South Hams District Council
Business Updates – 26th May including information on the phased re-opening of businesses and updates from 31st March 2020 , 6th April 2020, 17th April and 6th May.
The Welfare Fund
We are very aware of the pressures that households are experiencing where there has been a change in income.
For this reason we have established an emergency Welfare Fund which is designed to ensure that people waiting for their first universal credit payment are not left in hardship.
Due to the lockdown, the administration of this fund prevents us giving out cash. However, if you or someone you know has an urgent need for essential items and is unable to meet the immediate cost please advise them to make an application online or by calling: South Hams – 01803 861297
Examples of payments that may be made would be to top up a gas card or electricity key where no other option is available. The fund is not intended to purchase food where a food parcel would be available.
Community Support Helpline
South Hams and West Devon Councils are offering a hotline number for residents needing help and support during the Coronavirus outbreak. The Community Support number in South Hams is 01803 861297.
The number, which will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, will be answered by the Community Co-ordination Team at the Council. Outside of these hours an answerphone service will be available.
The team can help people with a wide range of queries, such as where to get additional help and support, as well as putting residents in touch with their nearest community support group.
The hotline is intended for people who can’t access the information and support available through the council’s websites or social media.
We’d urge you to keep this number free for those residents who don’t have a computer or a smartphone, and find it more difficult to access the help we can provide. I’m pleased that we’re able to offer our most vulnerable residents this extra service during this difficult time.Cllr Judy Pearce, Leader of South Hams District Council