We wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone across our area for everything that has been done to support our community throughout the last year. We send our deepest sympathies to those who have lost loved ones and family members during this challenging time – and we applaud those of you working on the front line who have so often put yourselves in harms way to ensure others can stay safe.
The Christmas/New Year period often provides an opportunity to reflect on what has gone before and a chance to plan for the New Year. As your councillors, we have seen the untold good that is done by our tenants and residents associations, community and faith organisations and the street-by-street or block-by-block mutual aid groups. Like us, we hope that everyone has found that, in the face of a global crisis, we have more in common with our neighbours than we may have previously thought.
Like you, we will be taking the opportunity to check in on our neighbours who are living on their own or vulnerable at this time of year and wanted to also take this opportunity to remind you of the Age UK Lambeth MyHoHoHo campaign to deliver meals to isolated older people who would otherwise go without a home cooked meal on Christmas Day. Alongside a programme of sport and fun winter activities for all children, Lambeth Council will be providing £20 vouchers for food/utilities each week over the holidays to the families of the over 13,000 Lambeth children on free school meals.
Wishing you a happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year.
Mary, Marcia and Ben