THE mayor of Winsford has been overwhelmed by the community spirit which has enveloped the town.

Residents are rallying round to support the elderly and vulnerable self-isolating at home.

Cllr Ailsa Gaskill-Jones said: "Whilst these are difficult times, I have been heartened by the way the Winsford community is already coming together to support those who are vulnerable or in need.

"A group has been set up called Winsford Good Neighbour Group and is made up of a partnership of residents, police, churches and community groups.

" Please look them up on social media and offer to help if you are able to do so.”

Winsford town councillors have also been impressed by the way residents have teamed up to help each other.

In a joint statement, councillors said: "Across our wards there are already streets, neighbourhoods and entire communities mobilising to support each other in the times ahead.

"This is absolutely fantastic and shows the true spirit of our area as we unite to tackle this virus."

In line with the Government’s current guidelines on the Covid-19 epidemic, Winsford Town Council has taken a series of steps designed to protect the public and its staff from potential exposure to the virus.

Special policies and procedures were set in place at an extraordinary meeting on Monday.

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All council staff, with the exception of groundsmen who are at lower risk due to working outside, have been advised to work from home.

All formal meetings have been postponed.

The mayor added: "These are unprecedented and challenging times for the world and we in Winsford must play our part in dealing with the situation.

“I am confident we can get through this, so please do not panic, please do not stockpile essential goods, heed government advice, stay safe and stay well."

The public can still contact the Town Council on 01606 593582 or email