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Walsall Cabinet to consider a temporary transit site to support communities and reduce unauthorised encampments

  • 2 February 2021
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On 10 February, Walsall Council's Cabinet will consider a proposal to provide a transit site to support the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community. The proposed location would facilitate the Council’s offer to transient communities and provide a more effective response to unauthorised encampments in the borough. 

Cabinet will hear of a proposal for a temporary site that will be managed by the local authority. This will allow the Council the opportunity to assess the effectiveness of transit provision and allow it time to determine the best approach, for all communities, in the longer term.

Check whether you should be tested for the South African variant

  • 2 February 2021
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Check to see if you are in the targeted testing area for the COVID-19 South African variant using our Walsall postcode checker. 

Testing in Walsall to be ramped up as South African variant identified

  • 1 February 2021
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Extensive surveillance of COVID-19 has identified a small number of cases of the COVID-19 variant first discovered in South Africa, in localities across England, including an area in Walsall, which can’t be traced back to international travel. The Council is working closely with Public Health England and the national NHS Track and Trace team to support measures to curb any potential spread of this variant; this will include significantly increasing the testing offer in a targeted and intelligence-led way.

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