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Tom Lloyd
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20/03/2020 3:03 pm  

Communal Area Hotspots and Estate Cleaning

As you know, the estate is a densely populated area, around 3000 people living in close proximity with shared communal areas. As many of you will be aware following the meetings regrading Maddock Way surgery, there are a lot of elderly residents and those with underlying health issues - people who absolutely cannot afford to catch the infection. Southwark already has a lot of confirmed cases, and I feel that densely populated areas are at increased risk.

Living in tower blocks, with many residents sharing communal areas, we need to pay particular attention to certain surfaces in communal areas - door handles, lift call buttons, stairwell bannisters, and lift interiors. We have asked LB Southwark to enhance the cleaning regime to ensure that these areas are treated with an anti-bacterial disinfectant as often as possible. 

Please take extra precautions when touching door handles, lift call buttons, and the like.

We have asked resident services if the council would consider organising more frequent cleaning and sanitising of communal areas, like hallways, staircases, lifts and door handles? Similar measures are being implemented on London underground, for example, where a large amount of people come in contact with surfaces.

What precautions can be taken to make sure that the cleaners themselves (including those currently working on the estate) are safe while working here, fairly compensated and sick pay is provided if they have to self-isolate?

What other measures is the council planning to introduce to stop the infection spreading in the area and protecting the most vulnerable groups from getting ill?

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20/03/2020 3:09 pm  

 

Advice from Met Police on potential corona-virus related scams.

We have heard reports that individuals may be taking advantage of the vulnerable by posing as door-to-door Coronavirus testers in order to gain access to people’s properties.

Nobody, and specifically neither the NHS nor the Police, are conducting such tests.  If anyone attends your property and claims to be conducting such tests please call the Police on 999.

Unfortunately, there are some people who will try to cash in on people’s vulnerability at a time when they may be distracted by concerns regarding the coronavirus. 

If someone knocks at your door claiming to be from a company or organisation, first check their ID. If you’re not happy, don’t let them in. Ask the person to wait outside, shut the door and contact the organisation by using a trusted method. If they’re genuine, they’ll understand.

The Met has a range of advice on how to protect yourself from fraud, which can be found here:-

https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/fa/fraud/personal-fraud/__;!!Ou-zFulSALS7ubxZ2oj45Dg!DA0ONfii8S_qDlgnSFXLcdEpGuEa8WIJknjIIutaNubBLzW9AWVq0fIb8RsGSW_Y0soyCYUkFyo$&source=gmail&ust=1584796813374000&usg=AFQjCNGaAhd1rePQXJCi5yvXjO0X4-o5T w"> https://www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/fa/fraud/personal-fraud/ .

Please do contact my staff office or me if you have any questions or wish to discuss any further aspect of this incident with me.

 

Regards,

Colin Wingrove

Chief Superintendent

BCU Commander – Central South

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20/03/2020 3:12 pm  

Covid-19 - Message from your ward Counsellors

We hope you are taking care in this very challenging time.  As TRA and community leaders, we know you are already doing an amazing job of supporting residents. 

 

We are here to help with anything we can to support you and residents so don’t hesitate to get in touch with any concerns, issues or suggestions. We’re pursuing answers to many of the issues you have already raise but please continue to let us know about anything especially if you are aware of any residents who need extra support. Things that come to mind are any neighbours/vulnerable residents worried about:

- their care workers getting to them.

- accessing meals, food banks, etc.

- paying council tax or rent (anyone struggling with this including can receive advice e.g people on unstable incomes). The council has said that any enforcement action in relation to unpaid debt (such as council tax) including court activity will be halted for the forseeable future.

- children on free school meals going into isolation.

Communications

As you will be aware the situation is  rapidly changing and Southwark council is continually monitoring national government advice to guide its response.  The most up to date information about its response is available  here https://www.southwark.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing/public-health/for-the-public/coronavirus&source=gmail&ust=1584803279940000&usg=AFQjCNEAy1NVoAyAmfqXATjWegj7R64LI w"> https://www.southwark.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing/public-health/for-the-public/coronavirus

As the information about COVID-19 is changing quickly, residents are also advised to visit the government’s website for up to date information: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response&source=gmail&ust=1584803279940000&usg=AFQjCNHNovlHD1OtQlTFnVQnCfqsMUFiR w"> https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

We understand that leaflets are due to go out to residents with key details from the council this week. We’ll continue to share information as we receive it.

Community engagement

Southwark  just  shared the guidance  below regarding community engagement.  We’ve all joined the Newington  mutual aid group -which I know many of you are on-  a link to the southwark mutual aid Facebook group with links to other ward groups is below  in case you would also like to join of course bearing in mind the guidance below https://m.facebook.com/groups/833177740485170/&source=gmail&ust=1584803279940000&usg=AFQjCNEZIKMvlQg1Irl3_q_2gm9pLECpX Q"> https://m.facebook.com/groups/833177740485170/  

We know that many residents are keen to support vulnerable neighbours, and that local groups of volunteers are forming to reach out to those who are self-isolating or social distancing. The council welcomes this, but also understands the need to provide some guidance for those wanting to help. The community engagement team has created a new page on our website which contains helpful information about volunteering, and who to contact if there are specific concerns about a resident. This page will be developed further over time, so please let us know if there is more information that would be helpful to share here. We are also setting up a dedicated phone line for this, and it will be in place shortly. Please do share this link with your communities. http://www.southwark.gov.uk/covidsupport&source=gmail&ust=1584803279940000&usg=AFQjCNETvkReHPMYrLiocAb_C2oM9O6Qz w">www.southwark.gov.uk/covidsupport

Meetings and contacting us

Our in person surgeries and ward forums - including the one on youth provision scheduled for the 28th March- are cancelled as per council advice. We will not be attending any in person non essential meetings and we know that TRAs have also been advised to cancel meetings.  

We are however of course available by phone or  email- full contacts below. We’re also looking into arranging a video call with TRAs (thanks for the suggestion from Brandon 2) so will be in touch to arrange that too.

http://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?FN%3DWARD%26VW%3DTABLE%26PIC%3D1&source=gmail&ust=1584803279940000&usg=AFQjCNHF0GJye3_oqUWhU5ouUsubKy9bo w"> http://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?FN=WARD&VW=TABLE&PIC=1

Please take care of yourselves and each other.

 

Alice, Eleanor and James.


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