Dear Latchmere residents,
We hope you are well and are beginning to return to a sense of normality.
Despite the crisis and its constraints the team in Latchmere has been very busy. Throughout the opening of pubs and restaurants we have been supporting our colleagues with street clean up in Battersea Square and promoting Cllr Louise Calland's #ShopLocal campaign.
We are also pleased that new school funding, announced by the Prime Minister early this month, will see Chesterton Primary School in Latchmere receive some important upgrades in the coming months and years.
As things do return to normal we would really like to hear some local stories of volunteering you have been doing or innovative approaches you have taken to adapting. We can even feature these on our Facebook page!
Please do let us know via Facebook or email if there is anything you would like us to share.
Latchmere Conservatives Action Team
Our Road To Recovery
Living in Wandsworth I know that the past few months have been really difficult for our community.
We have all made huge sacrifices to protect our NHS and protect our loved ones from this horrific virus.
Now that restrictions are being eased, our way of life is beginning to return to a sense of normality.
You can read my article on our Road to Recovery in Merton & Wandsworth by clicking the button below.
Wishing you all the best
Cllr Louise Calland
GLA Candidate for Merton & Wandsworth
COVID-19: Our Response
COVID-19 has been a difficult time for many residents in Wandsworth.
Wandsworth Council have taken action throughout the lockdown to help those most in need in our Wandsworth Community.
Over the past few months to support our community during COVID-19 our Council has:
1. Set up the successful Wandsworth Community Hub which has helped over 6000 residents during COVID-19.
2. Kept our parks open during lockdown allowing Wandsworth residents to exercise safely during lockdown.
3. Paid out over £53m to over 3,300 Wandsworth businesses helping local business stay afloat during COVID-19.
4. Continued rubbish and recycling collection throughout lockdown with over 1600 tons of additional refuse and recycling collected in the first 2 weeks of April, May and June than the previous year.
5. Developed a London Leading 9 point Back to School plan to get children back to school safely in Wandsworth which got one of the highest numbers of schools re-opening in the country on day one, with every single mainstream primary and secondary school open within a week with significantly above national average attendance. All special schools are now open too.
6. Set up the 'Power to Connect' scheme with Battersea Power Station which, together with the government and Dons, has delivered 1181 laptops so far plus dongles and data vouchers to children in digital poverty.
7. Provided over 60 bikes for NHS workers with more on the way to help those who care for us get to work safely.
8. Communicated the latest COVID-19 updates in Wandsworth during lockdown reaching almost 200 thousand residents who received emails and/or letters from the Council.
9. Delivered a unique package of support for local businesses in preparation for them re-opening.
10. Introduced measures to aid social distancing such as widening pavements in Putney High Street.
And as we begin to look ahead towards a post lockdown world Wandsworth Council will continue to support those in need in our community.
If you need support
If you need support you can contact:
Wandsworth Council's Community Hub by phone on: 020 8871 6555 or by e-mail by clicking here.
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