There has been many scary times during the last 9/10 weeks and the fact that so many of our front line housing staff left their families and turned up to provide essential emergency services is humbling and also proves the worth of having directly employed in-house public workers providing public services.
We have operated from Bridge Road a 24/7 emergency/health & safety repairs service, while also still turning empty void council properties into lettable homes for homeless families & carrying out vital technical visits and inspections.
While I have seen at our Council Dockside headquarters (which has been a distribution centre), RMS workers collecting and delivering tons of food, every day to our #HelpNewham hubs for shielding and vulnerable households.
Cllr Mohammad and I both want to visit and thank personally all our other housing service staff for their superb work (when safe to do so).
It was also good to see the new UPCV windows manufactured at the depot stacked up and waiting to be installed as soon as we can safely do so. We are all actively working out what we can do to counter a possible/probable next wave of Covid-19.