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Message from Cllr Caroline Kerr, Leader of Kingston Council

A message from Cllr Caroline Kerr, Leader of Kingston Council

As we start the sixth week of the national lockdown, I know many of us are thinking about when we’ll be able to see our friends and family again. Though returning to life as it was before may not be possible just yet, it’s natural that we should look to the future and focus on better times ahead.

We should all feel proud of our response in Kingston over the last few weeks. Working together, we have helped to reduce the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) by following guidance on social distancing, avoiding unnecessary journeys, supporting vulnerable residents and using our local parks responsibly, despite the warm weather. We’ve also seen tremendous support for local foodbanks, who continue to welcome donations to support those most in need.

As a result of all this hard work our hospitals have continued to have enough beds to treat all those affected by COVID 19 (Coronavirus), our parks have remained open, and we have been able to ensure those most affected get the support they need.

But it’s important that we don’t start to think that the risks are behind us. To make sure our hard work is not wasted, we must continue to make these same sacrifices and remember who we’re making them for: for our families, particularly those who are older and more vulnerable; for our NHS workers and carers; our volunteers and for each other. 

Thank you to all of you who have helped make such a big difference during a very difficult time, and I know  that through this we will prove that  Kingston is stronger together.

Councillor Caroline Kerr

Leader of Kingston Council