The funding pressures are genuine. But expecting to be “fully” compensated by central Government is unrealistic.
If you can afford it, please let’s treat the family to a takeaway once a week. The community we thought we didn’t have, is alive and kicking.
We are providing food deliveries for around 2,600 households in the Scottish Borders. Rural transport for the children of key workers was also urgent.
The crisis is bound to put a further strain on Birmingham’s finances. The timetable for the Commonwealth Games was already very tight.
No-one wants to be thought nosey and interfering, but protecting the elderly from scammers is essential.
Highly-educated parents transmit their knowledge and understanding to their children. For others it is less easy.
I’m proud that our London Assembly candidates have been showing leadership in the community response to the crisis.
Independent shops and businesses in Soho, Carnaby Street, and the back lanes of Mayfair, whilst not making headlines, will now have gone for ever.
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Many local councillors, from across the political divide, have been setting up community groups, engaging with vulnerable people.
We have been blown away by the hundreds of people who have come forward to help. Out of bad comes good.
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The loss of our liberties is no good or easy thing to accept. While our social life disappears, what we do have is time.
A friend of mine who runs the pub decided to turn his hand to takeaway food – delivering a meal to every vulnerable older person at no charge.
I have always gone out of my way to support, promote, and grow our tourism sector. But these are not normal times.
Coronavirus: some councils are doing better than others. And where are the Police and Crime Commissioners?
They should be ensuring that the police do not behave in a way that alienates people. Plus – the imperative to free up NHS beds.
In Solihull, we are blessed with strong communities across the borough, from our more urban north to our rural south.