Life for Barnet’s residents has changed beyond all recognition, however, Barnet Council is working hard to maintain a semblance of normality. Our beautiful parks and open spaces have remained open, providing much needed respite from home confinement. Weekly bin collections continue and the recycling centre at Summers Lane is open by appointment, you can book your slot on the council’s website.
The council quickly built an online payment system to ensure Barnet’s businesses received Government help. So far, £47million has been distributed to 3,000 eligible businesses.
Our most vulnerable residents, the shielded, have been contacted to check they are safe and well. Over 3,000 deliveries of food and essentials were delivered to those who needed them.
The council has stepped up to the challenge and so have our communities. Churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, charities, residents associations and neighbours have all been working hard to look after those in need.
I give my sincerest thanks to those who have volunteered, to our frontline workers and carers and to residents who followed the Government’s advice to stay at home. As the lockdown eases, we must stay alert and continue to look out for those less fortunate.