Council Covid-19 support, a week in numbers

The effects of the pandemic have meant that the council has had to meet greater demand and proactively assist residents, businesses and other across the borough.

A week in figures

  • 918 meals have been prepared and delivered to vulnerable residents at their homes

  • 198 residents who the government have stated should ‘shield’ themselves have been contacted

  • We’ve awarded 416 local businesses the government’s Enhanced Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Discount, meaning they have no business rates to pay for a year. We have also contacted 725 businesses inviting them to apply for additional business grants provided by the government

  • 43 tonnes of glass recycling have been collected (82% more than normal)

  • 500 flyers, urging people to stay at home, not to undertake unnecessary travel and save lives, have been distributed to individuals who have driven to the borough’s green spaces to exercise

  • 200 toilet rolls have been delivered to individuals using the council shop from home service

  • 26 people have been found emergency accommodation

Councillor Liz Frost, Chair of the Health Liaison Panel said “I want to personally thank all the staff in the Council who are dealing with their own pressures and family commitments, as well as providing a great public service to the people of Epsom and Ewell. It’s heartening to see the team pulling together to deliver this critical support.”

Daily council services updates are published on the council’s website (www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk).  

4 thoughts on “Council Covid-19 support, a week in numbers”

  1. Well done E&E B C.

    I walk early morning at Court Rec on West Hill and gradually more people are driving to the park meet friends and “walk their dogs/exercise”
    Can you not block of the parking at the West Hill entrance actually at the car park (the new block of flats is not fully occupied so residents have plenty of parking. It is worse the other end of the park near the vets (Pound Lane end) and barriers could be put up after the vet parking. You’ve blocked off the parking at Christ church so surprised you haven’t done so at the park. Thank you

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