Published Tuesday, 17th March 2020
Thank you to everybody in the borough for your patience and understanding in these difficult times
The Council is working with our partners in national government, local health and public sector services, as well as local charitable, faith and voluntary groups, to prepare and respond to the challenges we face.
These are challenging times. But Sutton is a great place to live, work and raise a family and we are a caring community. I know by us all working together this will remain the case.
Our services, including adult social care, recycling and waste collections and children’s services, have well-developed plans that will ensure our most vulnerable residents get the support they need in the coming weeks and months.
The situation is changing very quickly though and we will need to continue to adapt as circumstances need. To help us keep you informed, we are adapting our regular Sutton Scene e-newsletter to focus on useful and up-to-date information relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). If you wish to receive this email please sign up and encourage your relatives and neighbours to do the same. We will use this to keep you updated as frequently as possible.
I know many of you want to help and we are all very grateful. The generosity of spirit in Sutton never fails to impress me at times like these. Over the coming days we will share details of how residents can share offers of, and requests for, help. We will update details of voluntary sector organisations and provide a list of ways people can help on our website.
I also want to take this chance to thank everyone working within the NHS in Sutton for everything they are doing to look after us in such difficult circumstances. Staff are under intense pressure, working around the clock to ensure we get the necessary healthcare and advice we need. Their teams are working very closely with Council staff and the whole local public service family. Doctors, nurses and healthcare workers are working tirelessly and are an inspiration to us all. On behalf of everyone, I have written to the local NHS to express our grateful thanks in these unprecedented times and reassure them that they have our full support and that of the Council.
We are updating our website with the latest information and guidance.
And while I know these are worrying times, I implore everyone to remain conscious of the needs of others around you. Please do think about the amount you need to buy, to leave our local shops better stocked for those who still need provisions and may be struggling with their everyday needs.
Please do take care of yourselves, your family, friends and those close to you.