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Mayor's message to residents

23 March 2020

As we witness the Covid-19 pandemic take hold across the world, I want to reassure Brent residents that the council will support you in every way possible at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved-ones to this pandemic.

One of the best things about being Mayor of Brent is meeting so many wonderful local people; attending so many amazing engagements and being an ambassador for our great Borough. You will understand that I have cleared my diary for the foreseeable future.

I’m now using my time to support our borough’s many over-70s, especially in my own ward of Stonebridge. They may be struggling to come to terms with self-isolation and once simple tasks like shopping and collecting medication. Please help anyone you may think is in need.

I am very grateful to be feeling fit, well and able to help where I can and I will be keeping busy, catching up on the workload I had before we entered into this worrying phase of Coronavirus.

During these unprecedented times, we must all listen to the advice we’re being given by the experts, at all times, and not put ourselves and others at risk.

I will be thinking of our residents, constantly, and ways I can help and how we, as a council, can continue to be there to support all of our residents to get through this worrying time.

Councillor Ernest Ezeajughi, Mayor of London Borough of Brent