Coronavirus and associated info

(1) RE-STARTING OF GREEN GARDEN WASTE COLLECTIONS AND BONFIRE NUISANCE WARNING &

Published Friday, 3 April 2020 (LB Bromley)

Firstly, can we remind residents that bonfires that are a statutory nuisance will face enforcement action and could land individuals with an unlimited fine.  Whilst official air quality monitoring has not shown that there has been an impact on air quality, residents are being encouraged to consider their neighbours before starting a bonfire, which might particularly impact residents who might have breathing difficulties. Full details on bonfires and how residents can report nuisance bonfires is available on the Council’s website.

“I am very pleased to confirm that we are able to re-start our ever popular garden waste collection service with immediate effect (6th April). We are acutely aware that the gardening season is upon us and that many of us value this service, especially at this peak gardening period. 

 I am also pleased to confirm that we are planning to re-start our Green Box recycling collection on Monday too albeit that I anticipate we will not be in a position to complete all the scheduled work for that day,  Residents are advised to place their green box out for collection in the usual way and if it is not collected at the end of the day, to put it back out at the next scheduled recycling collection.

Also published a series of press releases  https://www.bromley.gov.uk/press

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(2)  If you know of someone in need of assistance.  Someone has put together this useful list. 

Contact  AgeUK on 0800 055 6112 they may be  able to assist in assigning them a personal shopper

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

Get help online or on the phone To get help from NHS 111, you can:•go to 111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 and over only) •call 111

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Coronavirus: a viral kindness campaign launched to help those self-isolating.

Rogue traders and scams Scams are dishonest ways of ticking people out of their money or getting them to pass over private information. They come in many different forms including via post, internet and telephone https://www.bromley.gov.uk/info/200098/trading_standards/477/rogue_traders_and_doorstep_callers

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/

Sainsbury are not accepting new registrations but Tesco are and release slots about 330pm and midnight.

St John’s church have put a note through the door offering help for  anyone that wants help with shopping .  http://www.stjohnsww.com/contact

0208 462 6571 Open hours Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri:  9:15am – 12:45pm

Register with the volunteers in Bromley they  will get shopping etc.  

Request for practical assistance form https://www.bromley.gov.uk/requestforassistanceform

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – what you need to know https://www.bromley.gov.uk/news/article/1551/coronavirus_covid-19_%E2%80%93_what_you_need_to_know

Try phoning Bromley covid19 support 02083134484

Sainsbury helpline number  ring 0800 328 1700 and /or Complain to CEO of Sainsbury

Sainsbury’s has a dedicated vulnerable customer line on 0800 052 5500. It applies to anyone over 70 not just those who have underlying medical issues

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