In the current circumstances, all of us at Basildon Borough Conservatives hope that you and your families have a wonderful and relaxing bank holiday weekend.
However, it is crucial that residents STAY AWAY from local parks and open spaces.
Many parks and nature reserves are closed, along with nearby beaches, which are not being patrolled and are therefore not safe to swim from. Any exercise should be completed as close to home as possible.
We know that this is a big ask at Easter time, when most people's instinct is to get together and enjoy the nice weather. But we urge you all to do the right thing.
If you are vulnerable and need support, please contact Basildon Borough Council on: 01268 533333.
Or you can reach out to the Essex Welfare Service on 0300 030 9988.
If your business needs support, you can get free advice from Essex County Council by emailing: Covid19BusinessSupport@essex.gov.uk
And please make sure you keep up to date with the latest guidance: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
In the meantime, we wish all of you have a very Happy Easter.