May 2020 News Archive

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The Covid-19 pandemic may have shut shops, kept families apart and stopped fundraising events but the community of Essex has gone the extra mile to look out for one another in all parts of the county during the lockdown.
A countywide campaign encouraging Essex residents to get moving this June has been officially launched.
Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Essex Summer of Art, an event which has supported over 160 art trail and open studio exhibitions in the county during the last decade, will this year be held online for the very first time.
Fifteen recycling centres in Essex, including the one at Thaxted Road, Saffron Walden, will be reopened on Monday 18 May.
As part of its response to Covid-19, the government recently announced it would provide local councils, including Uttlesford District Council, with money to support people and households who need it in their local area.
Uttlesford District Council is to withdraw the Local Plan and start work on preparing a new plan for the district.
Uttlesford District Council has issued central government grants to 75% of eligible businesses in the district. So far, £15.5 million in cash grants has been paid out to around 1,250 businesses to support them through this difficult period.
On Friday (8 May) it is the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.