Fort Town Team puts all activities on hold

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Fort William Town Team has put all its planned activities on hold until further notice in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

‘We know our volunteers were eager to make the town look lovely again this summer but our main priority is everyone’s health, so to meet social distancing and essential travel guidelines we must not continue,’ the group’s committee said in a statement.

‘We must work within government guidelines so until these are relaxed or lifted what we do is not essential and therefore cannot take place.

‘This means we will not be planning any volunteer meetings, our Big Spring Clean or other activities in the near future. We will, as a committee, review this decision regularly between now and our next meeting.

‘We also plan to assess and make a decision on ‘Adopt a Plot’ planting and our hanging basket project at our early May meeting. We are holding virtual committee meetings via video conferencing so we are following the guidelines by working from home.

‘If we are able to do any planting this year, including hanging baskets, we will not be asking for donations or sponsorship as everyone is experiencing difficult times.

‘Whatever we are able to do will be a gift to the town from the Town Team funds as a gesture for all the support we have been shown over the years. We hope to be able to do a little to brighten up Fort William but let’s see how the situation evolves over the next few weeks. ‘

Anyone can still register as a Town Team volunteer or associate member but they need to complete a registration form.

Anyone seeking further information should email secretary@fortwilliamtownteam.co.uk or follow and like the team’s Facebook page.