Images above: Cllr Joanna Biddolph; Chiswick library, where councillors’ surgeries are usually held
Leader of Hounslow Council Steve Curran has announced that, following the NHS Coronavirus guidance to stop face to face meetings, all councillor surgeries are cancelled with immediate effect for the foreseeable future.
In Chiswick, Surgeries with Hounslow’s Councillors usually take place at Chiswick Library every Saturday morning. These surgeries will not now take place. Councillor Joanna Biddoph, leader of Chiswick’s Conservative councillors, said councillors will remain available, as they usually are, by phone and email “to help residents throughout these extraordinary times.
“We don’t know what the impact of Covid-19 will be and hope residents will understand if we prioritise people who are vulnerable or at risk of, for example, being evicted or becoming homeless, perhaps dealing with everyday issues later.
“Our focus, and the council’s focus, will principally be on managing the crisis, maintaining essential services and following government and Public Health England guidance. Please raise general concerns with us but knowing that Covid-19 related issues might have to come first.”
Steve Curran said: “Councillor Biddolph and I recently met and agreed that we will be working together to support the Council’s response to the coronavirus crisis in Hounslow. I know residents and businesses will be reassured that party politics will form no part of the Council’s response, this will ensure that councillors and officers are working as one for the benefit of Hounslow. We urge everyone to follow the Government’s and Public Health England’s guidelines so that together we can protect the most vulnerable and continue to deliver essential services.”
How to contact your councillor
Here are the contacts for Hounslow councillors representing Chiswick:
Chiswick Homefields ward
Cllr Patrick Barr
Cllr Gerald McGregor
Cllr John Todd
Chiswick Riverside ward
Cllr Michael Denniss
Cllr Gabriella Giles
Cllr Sam Hearn
Turnham Green ward
Cllr Joanna Biddolph
Cllr Ranjit Gill
Cllr Ron Mushiso
Here are the contacts for Ealing councillors representing Chiswick:
07736 649 664
07985 443 860
07813 205 218