Letter to residents from the Leader of the Council

Friday 20 March 2020

Dear resident,

As Leader of the Council, I know that local people are feeling extremely worried and anxious during these unprecedented times. I wanted to write to you to let you know that we are continuing to support and safeguard our vulnerable residents and businesses, working around the clock to provide essential services, and playing our part to help the voluntary sector.

I know that many of you have already stepped up and are helping neighbours as well as joining resident associations, faith groups and voluntary organisations, and I just wanted to say thank you. We will have more information on what we are doing soon - but in the meantime if you would like to volunteer, please visit voluntarywork.org.uk.

The latest Government announcement will now see national closures of restaurants, pubs and gyms. So, to protect our residents and staff we have taken the decision to close our libraries, leisure centres, children’s centres and youth hubs. We know this is difficult for many people. We appreciate that many of you who live, work and learn in the borough rely on these services. However, your safety must come first.

We are doing lots to support businesses and are updating our website all the time with support and advice, but in addition there are the following email addresses and links should you need to get in touch:

Our website: www.rbkc.gov.uk

For enquiries about the pandemic and the Council’s response: covid-19enquiry@rbkc.gov.uk

For regular newsletter updates: https://bit.ly/3a5Vbhw 

It is important that we all follow Public Health England guidelines and national Government advice to keep us safe and well during this pandemic. For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

As a Council, we would like to reassure you that we will be doing absolutely everything we can. We will continue to play our part and we will support local people throughout this crisis.

Yours faithfully,

Elizabeth Campbell