What’s it been like for you in the last few weeks of social distancing or self isolation? I myself and several of my council colleagues have been isolating as per the advice from the Government. During this time I have been monitoring closely what has been going on in our community and I have been amazed, but not surprised at the way it has come together to support, not only the vulnerable, but others who have found themselves unable to do the usual things they have come to expect. To those many volunteers and our local businesses that have been working so hard, I want to thank you personally, and from the town council. These are unprecedented and challenging times and the people of Barnard Castle and the wider Teesdale area have been amazing. You should all be proud of what you have done, and continue to do.
The town council is still working but priorities are a little different right now as I am sure you understand. We all hope to get back together in the not too distant future. Stay safe and well
Cllr John Blissett