In these very difficult times, your local councillors are here to signpost residents to accurate information and community support, especially for those who are most vulnerable. Please also check South Cambridgeshire District Council's Coronavirus page to find out about the latest advice, council services and help available.
It’s been amazing to see volunteer groups springing up all over South Cambs to assist people affected by the coronavirus in their communities. The groups are offering to pick up supplies for people who are having to isolate themselves and check up on those who may need help.
As part of a national initiative by the Liberal Democrat Party, South Cambs Lib Dems have set up a local taskforce to coordinate our network of councillors, members and activists with the volunteer groups’ efforts. We want to help ensure that all those self-isolating, especially the vulnerable and elderly, get the support they need.
We’re pleased to be making the most of our leaflet delivery networks by sharing our street lists and maps with the volunteer groups to support their activities. We’ll also be calling elderly people in the area to check whether they need anything.
Whether you are someone who needs help or you would like to volunteer, you can find out what group is active in your neighbourhood here. (If you know of a group that isn’t on this list, please get in touch to let us know.)
In a joint statement, local Lib Dem candidates Ian Sollom and Pippa Heylings said:
"As the coronavirus crisis continues, people in South Cambs are rightly concerned about their family, friends and loved ones. Even more people are keen to do something to help.
This crisis is leaving the most vulnerable in our communities at risk and we are determined to do what we can to help them.
"That is why local Liberal Democrats are setting up the Coronavirus Community Taskforce. This will coordinate our network in South Cambs to help ensure that those who are in most need get support."
Take care everyone, and whatever happens, together we can make a difference.