Marlow Town Council has given the people of Marlow an update on what they could expect in the next few months due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

They have confirmed that under legislation, elections to the town council have been postponed until May 2021 and that there is no requirement to hold a public annual general meeting (AGM) in May, and therefore will be not be going ahead with it.

This means that all councillor roles will continue as at present until May of next year.

In a statement, they said: “We hope that you, your families and friends are all keeping safe and well during this dreadful Covid-19 pandemic.

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“We find ourselves in extraordinary times, but the town council is continuing to serve its residents.

“The council continues to operate with staff working remotely and if you need to contact them, please do so by telephone or email.

“All the normal services are still being provided and we have already held a number of meetings using Zoom with a full council meeting being held on May 19.

“All these meetings are available for residents to view live, via Facebook.

“It is likely that this will be the way that we will conduct our meetings for the foreseeable future.”

The town council also confirmed that due to coronavirus, some restrictions have been lifted but under ‘strict conditions’.

MTC revealed that the town’s cemetery has re-opened as well the allotments, with several vacant plots being let out to new tenants but all of Marlow’s children’s playgrounds remain closed until further notice due to the pandemic.

The town council said: “Our civic events calendar has had to be changed.

“The Mayor’s golf day has been cancelled and will hopefully take place in spring 2021.

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“Our civic service and Celebrate Marlow are also postponed until spring next year, so we are considering combining these two into a ‘thank you’ event to recognise the efforts of so many residents during this crisis.

“We have also cancelled the French market.

“At the present time, however, we are continuing to plan for switch on and shop and Carols on the Causeway, but they will be kept under regular review.”

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