These emails have deliberately concentrated on local issues during the CV19 epidemic.
However, today I want to add in my national work – questioning the Government on a range of issues linked to CV19. In the last week, my focus has been the need for more testing and personal protective equipment for NHS and care staff.
With a major testing site now set up at Chessington’s World of Adventures, I’m pleased our Borough is playing a part. Yet I’m still worried at the relatively low number of tests being carried out, compared to Korea, Germany and some other countries.
If you don't already, it's worth following me on Twitter to see what I'm doing to hold the government to account.
Help with Council Tax for Those in Need
Kingston Council has one of the most generous council tax reduction schemes in London to take care of the most vulnerable. I know that many people in our borough will be going through a hard time at the moment, so I wanted to share information on how you can apply for this if you are in need.
Kingston Council have a hotline which is manned 9-5 on weekdays which can help you through the process of applying should you need to: 0208 547 5007.
You can find out more about how to fill out the online form here.
Community Motors Kingston
Community Motors remain open with a skeleton staff to provide repairs for key workers during this difficult time.
More information on the services they are providing can be found here.
Community Brain are running a community survey to find out what life is like in our borough. Community Brain do great work and organise many of the events that make our borough a great place to live.
You can help by filling out the survey here.
If you know of charities, voluntary groups or businesses who I could mention in these updates, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
My team and I are regularly updating our website with the latest information on COVID-19. You can follow this here.