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There's a lot going on in a Parish this size and in the wider community. Read about what's happening in your area below. Let us know what you know, we can share it with everyone! 
Some countries, of comparable size and wealth to the UK, have been far more successful in controlling the spread and fatality rates for COVID 19 than we have been in the UK. This may come down, at least partly, to things that we, as individuals, can do to minimise our own risk, such as the simple recommendations in this note. Click here for Cllr Stewart Olney's recommendations and advice compiled from professionals from all over the Globe 
The Mayor's office and the Youth Participation Team at Milton Keynes Council wants to highlight the positive work that has been happening in our town over the last year. 
 
We are looking to celebrate and learn about the great Citizenship and Democracy activities done by young people aged 5-18. We hope that this will bring a bit of positivity and a ray of sunshine, highlighting where young people have made a difference to their communities. 
 
All you need to do is complete the nomination form which can be done online here or on the form which can be downloaded here. (DOCX, 760KB) Please email it back to mkyf@milton-keynes.gov.uk 
 
All the information is in the application form but if you have any questions please email Roz Roz.Mascarenhas@Milton-keynes.gov.uk. 
 
Just three things to point out in particular… 
activities nominated must be from 1 April 2019 to the 30 March 2020 
you can put more than one in 
the deadline is the 27 April 
The Food Bank have a helpline for advice on where to get a voucher and how to get a food parcel. Call them on 01908 565852 
We understand that the new Government measures will undoubtedly have a major impact on you all and whilst this is difficult, it is a necessary adjustment. This is about protecting yourselves, each other and the emergency services working hard to keep you safe. 
 
We ask you all to please take notice of the new direction from government and stay at home to help the national effort to stop the spread of the virus. 
 
Thames Valley Police will, as always, police with respect and engagement and we will continue our day to day policing and we will be working with our communities so they understand the importance of complying with the government direction. 
 
We continue to follow government, Public health England and the National Police Chief’s Council’s direction in the fight against Coronavirus. 
 
We have tried and tested contingency plans in operation to enable us to continue to protect the most vulnerable in society and respond to where the need is most. 
 
All precautions are being taken in order to protect our officers and staff so that we continue to police the Thames Valley. 
 
Thank you for your support. 
 
We will continue to share updates on social media and through Thames Valley Alerts. For more information on Coronavirus, you may want to visit the following sites: 
NHS advice - How to avoid catching or spreading germs and when to seek medical help 
PHE advice - Daily updates, signs and symptoms, current risk level 
Government updates - Daily updates on the outbreak 
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