In just a few short weeks, everyday life in our Parish and indeed in this country has changed dramatically and the sense of community within Mayfield and Five Ashes has never been stronger.
MAYFACS under the leadership of Shirley Holland are continuing to do an outstanding job in the Parish with over 106 active volunteers coming forward to help the vulnerable within our community. A very big thanks to you all! May I also take the opportunity of thanking all our local traders who remain open in the high street, providing essentials for our day-to-day living needs alongside our doctor’s surgery and chemist.
During these difficult times it has highlighted even more the need to keep our doctor’s surgery in the village alongside a new fit-for-purpose community centre and provide a permanent home for MAYFACS and its team of volunteers.
The economy of the village over the forthcoming years will remain paramount and the increased footfall generated by these new facilities will ensure the future of our local traders and in turn enable us to continue to invest back into our community and make Mayfield and Five Ashes the best parish in Sussex.
The daily business of the Parish Council continues with our Clerk Janna working remotely from home and keeping in touch with residents. Recent legislation passed has now enabled us to hold remote meetings and we are currently exploring the options on this. Further details of these meetings and how/when they will be held can be found on our parish website.
It is hard to imagine the lockdown coming to an end with numbers contracting the virus still increasing on a daily basis. I would urge residents to ensure that if they do leave home that where possible, you are two metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
Finally a heartfelt thank you to all our residents who are key workers in care homes and those working within the NHS providing frontline services – your work and dedication to duty has been truly inspirational.
Mayfield and Five Ashes Parish Council