Today the Leader, Deputy Leader and Chief Executive of the council established a Local Emergency Response Committee to coordinate the council’s preparedness and response to Coronavirus, including ensuring residents continue to receive key public services from the council.
Business continuity measures and support for residents, businesses and staff are in place, to ensure that the services which are most important to our residents and business continue throughout the coming weeks and months.
The council also continues to work closely with neighbouring councils and partner organisations across the city and county, as part of the Local Resilience Forum.
Today the councils Leader and Chief Executive joined a telephone conference with senior Government Minsters to discuss how councils will work closely with central government in responding to Coronavirus.
Below are just a few of the practical steps the council is taking in response to rapidly changing circumstances in relation to the virus.
Given the rapidly changing Government and Public Health England advice, the council also urges residents to sign up to its Keep Me Posted service in order to receive regular updates and information about Coronavirus and the council’s response. You can sign up to the Keep Me Posted briefings at www.gedling.gov.uk/keepmeposted
Council organised events planned for the future are now under review and there will be announcements in the very near future as to whether any will be postponed and rescheduled.
Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said;
‘We’re aware that the rapidly evolving situation and advice in relation to Coronavirus is concerning but we want to reassure our local residents and businesses that we will do all we can to provide support, assistance and advice, particularly to our elderly and most vulnerable residents. By working together and looking out for each other our local community will work through the challenges we face.
We are committed to continuing to provide our essential front line services to residents, while at the same time protecting our workforce during these difficult times. We have an incredible community spirit in Gedling and at times like this it is vital that we all work together. We have already had a lot of enquires from residents and community groups wanting to know what they can do to help and that’s why we are setting up the “Giving for Gedling” volunteer network and Local Emergency Response Committee to help coordinate local efforts. I want to reassure residents that we are, and will continue to do everything we can to support our communities and minimise any disruptions.’