Thanks for your comments and questions. Apologies for the lateness in replying – everything at school has been very hectic but now we are operating a skeleton staff I will able to respond quicker.
Please note, I check my emails much more frequently than I check on here so if you need a response it’s always best to email
Onto your comments
R U IN ED - I agree. We need as much stability as possible for the moment. I have pushed for the East Dulwich CPZ to be postponed and Cllr Livingstone is looking into it. I will let you know.
Rockets – Good idea about the ipad for those in care homes. We are looking into this and similar ideas to ensure that older people can use digital connectivity to tackle isolation and loneliness.
kate7 – a very good point. At the moment I do not think that much enforcement is happening – it cannot exactly be described as ‘essential’ – but I have raised the issue for when things become a bit more normal.
Spartacus – if the refuse collectors are leaving bins in the wrong place then please email me with your address and I will look into it. But if the issue is regarding the bins being left in the normal place then this is trickier: asking the refuse collectors to do more work than they would usually is going to be hard when the workforce is reduced due to sickness and self-isolation.
Pootle – I agree. I do not see why non-essential construction work should continue. However, the government guidance is that it should, so long as social-distancing is enforced, so there is not a lot the council can do. I am staying on top of the issue though – I have had a fair few emails about this.
I hope everyone is keeping safe in this difficult time.
James McAsh - Labour Councillor for Goose Green ward
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