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    Traders at London's historic New Spitalfields Market have donated more than 40 tons of fruit and vegetables for distribution to food banks and vulnerable people. The market, owned and run by the City of London Corporation, sent the produce earlier this week to City Harvest, a charity based in Acton, West London that redistributes food to organisations across London, who in turn make healthy and nutritious food for some of the city’s most vulnerable people. The news comes as traders at New Spitalfields work hard to meet demand for produce during these challenging times. Produce is also being provided at cost price to campaigns like Fuel our Front Line, which aims to provide food packages to NHS frontline and support staff. New Spitalfields Market is the UK's premier horticultural wholesale market, home to some of the leading traders in their field. It offers the greatest choice of exotic fruit and vegetables of any market in Europe. Initially operating under a Royal Charter granted in 1682, Spitalfields Market moved out of the City in 1991 and now occupies a purpose built 31 acre site in Leyton, East London. According to government guidance it is considered to be an important element in the regional food supply chain. Markets Committee Chairman James Tumbridge said: “The City of London is so lucky to have great markets, and great tenants. "The generosity of the New Spitalfields traders shows this better than any words. "My heartfelt thanks and the thanks of the Markets Committee goes to the traders for supporting City Harvest and our NHS via their food donations.” Chief Executive of the Tenants Association, Jan Hutchinson, said “This initiative was the idea of our current Chairman, Paul Walker, who organised this through our Tenants Association’s links with City Harvest, and the traders at the market have very generously donated this level of produce for a very worthy cause. “We hope to continue with a level of support as much as is possible for the foreseeable future, and through other requests direct to our office are also trying to support more localised campaigns such as FuelOurFrontline which has been set up to support NHS staff in Es*** hospitals. “We have also responded to requests for help from local boroughs which we have managed to link into the work that City Harvest is currently doing.” A number of steps have been taken in order to ensure the safest environment for everyone at the market during the current COVID-19 outbreak, in line with government advice. -ENDS- Notes to editors The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk For more information contact: Nathan Rodgers, Media Officer City of London Corporation Nathan.rodgers@cityoflondon.gov.uk +44 ?0?207 332 3451 +44?0?7864 625086 More...
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    Lambeth Council has worked with its community partners to rapidly increase support for vulnerable people in the community, and boost community resilience in the face of the coronavirus crisis. The post Lambeth: Supporting the community during coronavirus crisis appeared first on Love Lambeth. More...
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    The diaries project launched on Twitter this week *and residents are saying "we're living in a period that will be taught in history lessons.?*Lambeth Archives accept contributions from handwritten diaries to photos and electronic records. The post Lambeth launches Lockdown Diaries project appeared first on Love Lambeth. More...
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    Just because we?re stuck indoors doesn?t mean we can?t have a little fun this Easter. More...
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    An online system for local businesses to apply for grants of up to £25,000 to support them during the Coronavirus pandemic has launched – with around 350 companies already receiving payments. Hackney Council is managing the payment of grants from the Government’s Coronavirus Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund, in addition to business rate relief. More than £3million has already been paid to companies whose bank details are held by the Council, but the majority of businesses must submit their details online so their claim can be processed. The grants are part of the Council’s £100million support package for the borough’s businesses, which also includes rent deferrals for its commercial tenants, the suspension of fees and charges and immediate payment terms for suppliers. The Council’s Hackney Business Network continues to issue weekly email updates to members, as well as online and social media updates of support as it is announced. Answers to frequently asked questions about the grant schemes are also available. Businesses classed as within retail, leisure and hospitality sectors (including pubs) with a rateable value of over £15,000 and under £51,000 will be eligible to receive a £25,000 grant in 2020/21 in addition to their relief from business rates. Businesses classed as within retail, leisure and hospitality sectors (including pubs) with a rateable value up to and including £15,000 will be eligible to receive a £10,000 grant in 2020/21 in addition to their relief from business rates. Businesses who receive small business rates relief will be eligible to receive a £10,000 grant in 2020/21 on top of their existing relief. The Council will continue to press ministers on behalf of businesses who are not eligible for these grants or existing business rate relief. For the latest information about how the Council is working hard to slow the spread of coronavirus, and to sign up for email updates, visit hackney.gov.uk/coronavirus More...
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    ??Dear Newham Resident, It has been a day of mixed emotions and stark reminders as Public Health England recorded 409 confirmed cases of the virus confirmed in Newham, that?s another 39 since yesterday, and nationally there have now been 684 deaths.The hardest news today was hearing about the tragic deaths of two young NHS nurses ? who passed away having contracted the virus in the course of their duty. It reminds us all of the sacrifice and dedication of our NHS heroes, and of all our key workers, in helping us all get through this crisis. It made my attendance at the opening of the extraordinary NHS Nightingale Hospital this morning all the more poignant, as it?s a testament to our incredible ability as a nation to rally in a crisis. Located at the Excel Centre in the Royal Docks, in Newham, it was built by the army and opened via Skype by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. I was able to see for myself the titanic amount of work that?s gone into creating a fully equipped specialist 4000-bed facility in just nine days. I felt a real sense of pride that this Hospital, which will save thousands of lives, has found a home in our borough, despite recognising the need for this very special hospital is born of the ongoing tragedy, which is daily enveloping lives. In the face of coronavirus, we are having to change how we run things at the Council. Today there was a historic moment for Newham Council as a special session of Cabinet was convened over Skype, and shared with residents via Facebook. At the meeting we announced some of the plans we have in place to protect residents and vital services. During this special cabinet meeting, we passed a set of measures that will ease the financial strain on our poorest residents, while supporting threatened small businesses, and protecting our most critical services. To support our most financially vulnerable residents, we are using ?2.7 million from a government hardship fund to support residents already identified as financially insecure, by completely cutting or reducing the amount of Council Tax they pay. In Newham, that means 20,000 households will see any immediate financial benefit. Some people have called on us to go further in cancelling Council tax bills, but it is imperative at this time of crisis that the council has the funds it needs to meet its obligations to provide vital services. So we are asking those of you who are in a position to pay, to continue your contributions so we can defend the services we need more than ever. One of the biggest challenges facing all local authorities is to make sure the most vital services continue at a time when new demands on us, created by the virus, coincide with pressures on staffing levels and resources. We are working with all local authorities, especially here in London, to make sure we are in a position to provide and accept mutual aid, so when we or our neighbours are struggling in particular areas, there are plans in place to step in the fill the gaps. Our first priority is to ensure the safety of residents, and staff, and we have had to comply with the new laws brought in to support the ?lock-down? imposed by the government, to try to slow down the spread of the virus. This has had a significant impact on some council services, and the Cabinet papers outline how each service area is affected. Sadly, some council functions like running libraries, leisure centres, citizens? assemblies, and marriage ceremonies have been completely suspended to support social distancing. Vital services like waste collection have been pared back to make sure public health is protected and rubbish collections continue. Among the measures confirmed by our Special Cabinet were packages to support small businesses in the borough, particularly those in the leisure, retail and hospitality sector (including pubs), and nurseries who will be given 100 per cent relief from paying business rates. The total package of support to local businesses is estimated to be worth ?70 million and is in line with our Community Wealth Building aspirations, which seek as a priority to defend our residents? jobs, incomes and livelihoods. Finally, as we approach another weekend under Covid-lockdown, the forecasters tell us the weather will be fine. Believe me I understand that after weeks shut inside, some may feel the urge to go outside, meet our friends, and regain a feeling of normality. But please don?t. If you feel tempted to break the rules, I beg you to remember those two young nurses, who went to work and lost their lives, so you and yours could stay at home and stay well. So stay safe, follow the rules, protect yourselves and each other, and be kind. More...
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    Volunteers responding to the Council?s appeal for assistance in response to COVID-19 are being publicly thanked. More...
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    Re-starting of Green Garden Waste Collections and Bonfire nuisance warning. More...
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    Over 1,000 households in Croydon have now received food parcels or financial support and advice from a partnership between the council, community and local volunteers in response to COVID-19. More...
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    With a national shortage of PPE, Croydon Council is appealing to local businesses for donations of personal protective equipment (PPE), to boost its supplies and help protect the borough?s frontline health and social care workers. The council is working hard to source additional supplies for the hundreds of carers that are continuing to deliver much-needed health, social care and support to some of Croydon?s most vulnerable residents. More...
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    "As we move into the second week of lockdown we continue to build on and strengthen on Croydon?s united response to the Covid-19 pandemic. . Yesterday I joined council cabinet members and our chief executive for a virtual meeting with leaders from across Croydon?s public, private and voluntary sectors, to coordinate our activity at [...] More...
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    The council?s free job, training, and recruitment service is seeking staff for a wide range of roles as local businesses create new positions amid the coronavirus outbreak. More...
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    Voluntary and community groups who are providing support for vulnerable residents during the Covid-19 pandemic can now apply for grants of up to ?10k from a new council fund. More...
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    Our #CroydonTogether campaign to recognise and thank all those supporting their community during the Covid-19 pandemic has received a warm welcome in its first week.From notes of thanks left for Croydon?s bin men on their rounds; to shout-outs for staff in the NHS; rainbows in windows and flowers in gardens, @YourCroydon has been inundated with expressions of gratitude and respect for those on the frontline. More...
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    Kingston Council is asking for social care workers and volunteers to come forward to support the most vulnerable in our community. More...
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    Changes are being made to the Wandsworth Grant Fund (WGF) to ensure the community and voluntary sector gets support and financial help from the council during the Coronavirus crisis. More...
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    Wandsworth?s cabinet member for education has written to every school in the borough to thank teaching staff and their back-office colleagues for keeping schools open and continuing to run classes for the children of key workers and other vulnerable pupils. More...
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    With the weekend set to be warm and sunny residents are being reminded by the police and council to stay at home and save lives. More...
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    Wandsworth Council?s children?s services department has put together a programme of online activities to keep children busy over the Easter holidays. More...
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    Yesterday, 00:00
    In these challenging times, we have had to make a few changes to how we police locally. More...
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    Yesterday, 00:00
    The Leader of Richmond Council has told the Government to ?hurry up? and provide adequate equipment to protect our front line workers from Coronavirus. More...
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    Yesterday, 00:00
    This weekend is set to be a sunny one and residents are reminded by the Police and the Council to stay at home and save lives. More...
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    This week?s missed household residual waste and recycling collections will be collected over the weekend by the new contractor, confirms Richmond Council. More...
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    3rd April 2020, 12:00
    With warmer weather forecast over the weekend, residents are reminded to follow government guidance to keep everyone safe. Parks and open spaces should be used for exercise only (a maximum of once per day) and avoided if busy. Residents are asked to exercise locally and avoid travelling to places outside of their immediate area such as Regents Park and Hampstead Heath. When out, always maintain a 2 metre distance from others around you (unless they live with you). Parks and open spaces shout not be used for picnics, sunbathing, sports or barbeques. Skate parks, playgrounds and outdoor gyms are closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. If you have access to your own garden please use that so those in homes without access to gardens can have space in our parks. We know parks are essential for exercise and we want to keep them open. However, we will be monitoring the situation closely and will be forced to close them if advice isn’t followed. More...
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    3rd April 2020, 12:00
    ??Today we heard from the Health Secretary, Matt Han****, about the government?s new goal of 100,000 tests a day by the end of this month confirming that mass community testing is on the horizon, but depending on how quickly a home antibody test is developed and how quickly swab testing can be ramped up.?With the number of deaths nationally at 2,921, and the number of positive tests for Coronavirus in Newham at 370 (up 40 from yesterday), I know that all of us will in some way by touched by tragedy and loss. That?s why tonight I want to take this moment to say thank you to all those frontline workers, carers and NHS staff who are helping us in this moment of crisis.* I also want to thank all our dedicated Council staff, schools and residents across the borough who have been part of the tremendous volunteering effort to help protect those that need help. Two weeks ago, we had some ideas, a lot of questions and a series of challenges to overcome about the best way to get food, medicine, essential household items and support to residents who need to self-isolate or are vulnerable. We had no locations, no names, no confirmed supply chain, no data system, and no joint arrangements with the voluntary and community sectors. That rapidly changed. By last weekend, we had taken delivery of one tonne of food which has since been packed into 400 boxes by volunteers including residents and hundreds of council staff. We have requisitioned schools that have been closed to the majority of pupils, and council buildings, and transformed them into eight #HelpNewham Hubs from where we distribute prescription medicines, food and essential supplies out to our most vulnerable. I volunteered at one of the hubs today and was left impressed and inspired. The joint efforts of council staff and volunteers from community group, faith organisations, the voluntary sector and local businesses working together to provide assistance and care to those in our borough who need it most. So my heartfelt thanks to everyone doing their bit to help in Newham during this unprecedented period where all of our lives have been changed by coronavirus. That?s why I hope you?ll join thousands of other Newham residents across the borough tonight when at 8pm, the sky will erupt with the sound of people taking part in #clapforourcarers. From home care workers to social workers; homeless outreach workers to teachers; these often-overlooked staff have been keeping our country going and they deserve our applause. Across the caring professions, faith groups, across all local authority services, across Newham, London and the UK, they are heroes and I am proud to salute them all. As always, keep heeding the advice, don?t gather, don?t travel, wash your hands, and keep safe. More...
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    3rd April 2020, 12:00
    Grants have already started arriving in the bank accounts of the first businesses to apply for assistance from Richmond Council during the Coronavirus crisis, ahead of Government distribution targets. More...
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    2nd April 2020, 19:00
    We want people to exercise in our parks and green spaces and remain healthy and safe, however, those taking exercise, especially joggers and runners, need to act responsibly and make sure they observe the two metre rule and protect other park users. More...
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    2nd April 2020, 19:00
    A new Mental Health Emergency Service has opened in Tooting. More...
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    2nd April 2020, 19:00
    Grants have already started arriving in the bank accounts of the first businesses to apply for assistance from Wandsworth Council during the Coronavirus crisis, ahead of government distribution targets. More...
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    2nd April 2020, 19:00
    Older people are being urgently warned to beware of doorstep scammers taking advantage of the Coronavirus crisis. More...
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