Dear constituent

Just another few updates for you on the current situation.

Coronavirus Community Fund

Firstly for those involved in small local charities, the application process for those needing extra financial support from the Coronavirus Community Fund opens tomorrow. Here are the details:

Please let me know if you are applying and you need my support. Thank you again to all of those who have been helping local charities during this period., and in particular those who have been providing volunteer and other support for the team at Epsom Hospital, whether it is helping with extra equipment or sending in takeaways.

Parking at Epsom Downs

Secondly, a number of you have raised the issue of car parking on the Downs following my last update. These are the only car parks which have not reopened locally. I have been told that the Downs Conservators are meeting to discuss the issue tomorrow night, and I have asked that the car parks are reopened straight away and in time for most of this weekend.

Community Recycling Centres

Thirdly, the County has now confirmed that it intends to fully open most of the recycling centres from the first of June, which means that you will be able to take other goods there. For the past couple of weeks you have only been allowed to take black bin bags and garden waste.

Local Restaurants

Just a reminder that there is a list of local restaurants which are offering takeaway services during the current crisis on my website, Local Takeaway Cafés & Restaurants. Please let me know if you are doing so and I will add your business to the list. And please do keep using them. It’s great to see the (socially distanced) queues outside many of them.

And please keep socially distancing over this weekend. We do not want a revival of the virus.

Best wishes

Chris