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).