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Corona Virus – Statement Hayfield Parish Council

Council Offices, Dungeon Brow, Market Street, Hayfield, High Peak, Derbyshire, SK22 2EP

Tel. 01663 744550.  Email:

Monday 16th March 2020

Corona Virus

     ‘With regard to the current corona virus emergency, Hayfield Parish Council is constantly monitoring advice and instructions from Central Government. We are ready to support and implement any actions that might be initiated by High Peak Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council and Central Government itself.

     The Parish Council operates within a strict legal framework and has very few statutory powers. It has only two employees, both part time. Taken together, this means that our ability to respond independent of other authorities is extremely limited. We are also keenly aware that even the best of intentions might actually be unhelpful if they cut across actions being taken and coordinated by higher authorities. 

     Like everyone, we are in unknown territory with this situation and we don’t want to take knee jerk action that might actually make matters worse.

     We all care deeply about all the people in our Hayfield parish community and we will take careful and thought-through action in coordination with the Borough and County at such time as it becomes clear what that best action actually means.’  

Dave Toft

Chair. Hayfield Council

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