Since the start of the lock down period Swanley Town Council moved quickly to recruit volunteers to assist the most vulnerable in our community and to secure funding to help them.
Amongst those volunteers are Swanley Town Council staff and Swanley Councillors who have been collecting shopping and prescriptions, phoning people to make sure they are well and coordinating activities.
On Friday 15 May the Mayor of Swanley Councillor Lesley Dyball delivered the 300th request for grocery shopping to a local resident who needed this support.
Cllr Dyball said ‘I am immensely proud of our town and the way they have come together to help each other and it gives me enormous satisfaction to be a small part of the volunteer team that are giving their time to help others’. I hope we will all work to keep each other safe until this pandemic is over’.
Staff at Swanley Town Council have continued to work in their offices during the lock down, being fortunate enough to each have their own room and have provided a valuable service to the town’s most vulnerable residents.
Those working from home including the Assistant Town Clerk have been able to respond to requests in the evenings and at weekends providing great comfort to residents.
The Grounds Team have supported deliveries alongside Park Staff and continued with grass cutting and maintenance around the town in addition to completing projects.
When people are able to socialise again they will be able to enjoy the £350,000 new splash pool in Swanley Park alongside improved welfare facilities and new cafe.