Mellis Parish Council fully supports this approach from Gislingham and, separately has been following similar lines. Several of our elderly villagers have already made contact with council members and effort is being made to help them with their specific needs. We are fortunate that one of our parishioners works at the pharmacy in Botesdale and can bring back required medicines for the elderly, for instance. Villagers are invited to reach out to vulnerable people they already know or their immediate neighbours as this minimises being put at risk or being subject to any unscrupulous individuals. Mid Suffolk District Council has already issued reports of people trying to con their way into homes on the basis of helping them.
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