Friday, 27 March 2020

Update for Residents about Council services (Coronavirus)

The council has launched a helpline for vulnerable people to contact as part of the Community Hub. The helpline number is 020 7926 2999

For those in immediate risk of financial hardship please contact the Emergency Support Scheme 

The Council’s volunteer form for those who want to volunteer is now live if you wish to sign up 

Parks and playgrounds
All playgrounds in parks and housing estates are now closed.
The Lambeth Country Show due to take place in July has been cancelled for this year
The Streatham Common Rookery is now closed

Waste and refuse services
Refuse and recycling services are running but now with a reduced number of staff. The household waste and recycling centres at Vale St and Smugglers Way are closed. Residents are being asked to dispose of any waste responsibly and keep any bulky waste items at home until the recycling centres can re-open. Jet-washing of pavements has been stopped. The disposal of clinical waste is operational.
We would like to extend our appreciation to our recycling, rubbish and street cleaning teams for their continued hard work keeping these essential services running.

Housing update
Choice based letting has suspended allocations. However, anyone who has already accepted a property will continue to tenancy sign-up and moving in, as normal.
There will be no transfers at the moment, only in emergency situations or those covered by other protocols, such as rough sleepers. A message explaining this will be posted on the bidding website so everyone actively bidding will be aware.
Some  housing associations have either suspended lettings altogether or only accepting urgent cases.

Markets update
Brixton Market is now limited only to fruit and vegetable stalls (and one egg stall)
There will be no Feast in April
There is no Streatham (monthly) market  
The Parks and Events department is working with traders to make clear that they are not permitted to trade, but also help them with support.
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