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Cllr Gareth Roberts, the Leader of Richmond Council, will be answering the public’s questions regarding the Council’s response to the coronavirus pandemic next week.

On Tuesday 31 March 2020, at 3pm, via the Council’s Facebook page, Cllr Roberts will be live on video, providing information and answering questions on areas such as the new Community Hub which supports vulnerable residents, changes to local service provision and what residents and businesses can do to help.

Watch live online from 3 to 4pm on Tuesday 31 March 2020. If you are unable to take part, residents can submit their questions in advance to events@richmond.gov.uk 

Cllr Gareth Roberts, said:

"This is the biggest emergency that our country has ever faced. It is all hands-on deck. The Government has had to make some critical decisions about the way we live in order to prevent the spread of this horrific virus.

"It is on each and every one of us to make sacrifices to ensure that we can limit the number of people who get ill or die. It is simple.

"As a Council we are following the Government’s guidance and instruction on how to restrict our non-essential services and ensure we comply with social distancing. This has resulted in changes to a number of our services. 

"We know that people have lots of questions. Whilst I can’t promise to know the answers to all of them – I can try. So, next Tuesday, log onto the Council’s Facebook and I will try to respond to what I do know."

Notes for editors

If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Elinor Firth on 020 8487 5159.

Reference: P097/20

Updated: 02 March 2021