Sutton Scene - Leader of the Council Column 16/04/20

Published Thursday, 16th April 2020

Many thanks to the vast majority of people living in our borough who followed the government guidelines over the Bank Holiday weekend.

I know it wasn't easy with such lovely sunny weather. By staying home though and only making essential journeys or short walks, you are saving lives and protecting the NHS.

The continuing lockdown is difficult for everyone, but it is especially difficult for families with children who may not have much living space or a garden to run around in. All our schools are helping by providing school work and activities so that children are able to continue their education in these difficult circumstances and there are also some national resources which parents may find helpful.

For further help and advice, particularly if your child has Special Educational Needs or Disabilities, the Sutton Parents Forum has lots of useful information on their website with a new page for COVID-19 updates. They can also be contacted on Facebook or by ringing 07557 760328. There is also some very helpful information on the Family Lives website.

For older children of secondary school age, the Time Out Youth Project is delivering a virtual youth club, each Tuesday and Friday from 3 - 5.30pm. You can visit their Facebook page for information on how to join online.

We are all very grateful to our schools, our voluntary sector organisations and Sutton Council staff for the help and support they are providing to families during this difficult time.


Councillor Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council