Local charities, Councillors and business come together to face Covid19

Ilkley Town Mayor Mark Stidworthy

Last week an Ilkley Coronavirus Planning Meeting took place at the Clarke Foley Centre, representatives attended from the town council, district Councillors, health centres, Community Action Ilkley, Ilkley Good Neighbours, and local churches.

Among the actions, a leaflet has been designed (below) full of advice on Coronavirus, this is being delivered to all homes in Ilkley and Ben Rhydding and includes information of how to give and ask for support during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Ilkley Food Bank and a newly-formed soup kitchen from the Clarke Foley Centre kitchen are working together, supported by all Saints Church and St John's Church; funding streams through Councils and Rotary.

Ilkley Coronavirus (Covid-19) Leaflet

Ilkley Town Mayor, Mark Stidworthy said: ' We are in unprecedented times in Ilkley as coronavirus means it can no longer be business as usual around the town. Although the situation is constantly changing and the future is uncertain, we can confidently predict that as a town we will pull together as a community to get through the difficulties ahead.'