This page has been created as a central point for any information relating to COVID-19 and its impact on Thorpe Morieux. It will be updated with new information when appropriate.

Latest Update:

12 May

Message from Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner
If you have been a victim of crime in Suffolk then Victim Support are there to help you.

Our message to victims is very clear.  Our trained supporters are here to offer you free and confidential support.  It doesn’t matter where you live, what type of crime you have experienced, when it happened, whether you want support in the day or at night, or if you have reported the crime to the police.  Victim Support is here to support you.

Suffolk Victim Care Team: 0300 303 3706 between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours, telephone support is available from Victim Support on 0808 16 89 111.

The 24 hour chat service can be accessed via LIVE CHAT.  A video explaining how the service works can be viewed on Youtube.

More information on the My Support Space can be found online at Support Space.

If you are in immediate danger then please call the Police on 999.

11 May

A new online booking system will be in place when Suffolk’s Recycling Centres re-open on Thursday 14 May.

This appointment-only system is necessary to help reduce traffic disruption and queueing on roads around the sites and help manage additional demand on the waste sites. There are also new temporary restrictions and guidelines in place at all sites to support the safety of staff and members of the public.

For further information relating to this announcement, please refer to Suffolk County Council Recycling. To make a booking, please visit suffolk.gov.uk/recyclingcentres or call 0345 606 6067.

Please note that:

  • In order to control the queues residents without a booking will not be able to enter the site.
  • Residents must not arrive on site more than 5 minutes before their allocated time.

9 May

Parish Council Meetings
The UK Government passed new legislation, known as the Coronavirus Act 2020.  It permits Parish Councils to hold their meetings remotely (by video conferencing).  If you wish to join a meeting or have a matter raised at a meeting then please email the Parish Clerk at thorpemorieuxpc@gmail.com

COVID-19 Testing
For up to date local information about where tests are being carried out and eligibility criteria please visit Suffolk County Council COVID-19 Testing

Suspicious/scam emails
People can now simply forward all suspicious emails to the National Cyber Security Centre using:  report@phishing.gov.uk and the originator will be automatically assessed and if found malicious their site is immediately taken down and reported to the Police.

12 April

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an increase in fraudulent activity and parishioners are advised to exercise caution and familiarise themselves with details of known scams as documented on the Police ActionFraud COVID-19 News & Resources page.

10 April

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, West Suffolk Hospital have changed visitation rules. An enquiry line has been established for patient updates and further information relating to access restrictions is available on the West Suffolk NHS website. For patient updates, please call 01284 712 555. The line is operational from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.

WhatsApp Information Service provided by GOV.UK

To use the free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 to your mobile phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.

Home but not alone

A Babergh scheme called ‘Home but not alone’ has been created to connect volunteers and people in genuine need of support in Suffolk. The service is accessible through a free app for Apple and Android devices called Tribe Volunteer. The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

For immediate access to support, please call 0800 876 6926. The line operates daily from 09:00 to 17:00, seven days a week.

Nicola Smith, our Parish Clerk has registered her details with the scheme and several Parish Councillors have also offered local support to the village for those struggling under current restrictions. Nicola can be reached on 07817 170 906 and will coordinate with the other councillors to support anyone in need of help.

Keep Up to Date:

UK Government – Corona Virus

NHS – Advice for Everyone

Suffolk County Council – Corona Virus Information Hub

Babergh Council – COVID-19 Response

Services Impact

To find out the latest information relating to the provision of local services, please refer to the Suffolk County Council or Babergh Council information hubs.

Garden waste collection services are immediately impacted and suspended and please note that all recycling centres have been closed until further notice. 

Due to the current coronavirus outbreak and government regulations on social distancing, there will be no Parish Council meetings until further notice.  Please rest assured that your Parish Council will continue to work on your behalf.  Our Clerk can be contacted on thorpemorieuxpc@gmail.com or by telephone on 07817 170906.

Self isolating and working from home

Some people may experience feelings of loneliness, anxiety and sadness. The mental health charity MIND are offering support and advice.  You can get information from their website at www.mind.org.uk, by email info@mind.org.uk or they can be contacted by telephone on 0300 123 3393