Dear TRA Chair,
Please see the below and attached Covid-19 Letter to Social Housing Residents links to an important communication concerning Coronavirus from the Minister of State for Housing, the Right Honourable Christopher Pincher, MP:
Tenant & Homeowner Support Officer
Southwark Council || Communities Division || Housing & Modernisation
160 Tooley Street || 5th Floor || Hub 3 || SE1 2QH
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Hello Balin Residents,
As you may have seen on twitter, or heard early this morning, a drugs warrant was carried out by the Neighbourhood Tasking Team in Boughton House, where they arrested a male for Possession with Intent to Supply.
Whilst we were outside the block between 8-10am this morning, a known drug users came by whistling up to Boughton House before seeing us. We informed him a dealer was arrested. So the news must of spread as we didn’t see anyone else arrived in the time.
We understand this has caused residents a lot of concern, upset, and harassment. We will continue with patrols over the next 2 days we are in, to be in the face of the dealer and the users.
The male will be released today under investigation. So don’t be surprised that you may see him about.
We are now speaking with the Council regarding actions they can take in regards to their tenant.
Sarah & Richard
Chaucer Safer Neighbourhood Team
PC Sarah LOCK, PC Nigel QUINN & PCSO Richard SMITH
Southwark Police Station, 323 Borough High Street, LONDON, SE1 1JL
Tel 0208 721 2441
1) Balin House re: ASB Drug Use
2) Meakin Est re: ASB Rough Sleepers/Drug/Drinkers
3) Berwick Court re: Mail Thefts
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Also see our webpage on www.met.police.uk
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Dear TRA Chair,
It has come to my attention that some TRAs have been considering applying for funding in order to purchase face masks and/or face covers, in order to take full – but safe – advantage of the recent (slight) relaxation in lockdown measures. Our colleagues in Public Health have issued the following message to us, which I am forwarding to you just in case your TRA is contemplating taking such a step:
- Face masks should be used by front line health and care workers, or others carrying out essential works and coming within 2 metres of an individual, or who need to protect themselves from usual occupational hazards. The Government has urged the public not to buy medical-grade masks so as to ensure there is sufficient stock for these workers.
- Face coverings can be made at home using a cloth, scarf, or bandana that ties behind the head. On Sunday, the Government suggested the public consider making their own face coverings to be worn in enclosed public spaces, e.g. on public transport or in shops, where social distancing cannot be maintained. The Government has advised that face coverings do not need to be worn outdoors, while exercising, or in workplaces such as offices and retail. They should also not be worn by anyone who may find them difficult to wear, e.g. small children and those who have problems breathing when wearing a face covering.
- Importantly, face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing and they are really aimed at preventing the person wearing the covering from unknowingly passing on the virus, rather than protecting themselves from other people. To protect yourself, the advice remains to follow social distancing measures and isolation guidance, and to regularly wash hands. Any residents who are shielding are advised to continue to do so until at least the end of June
John McCormack, BSc. (Hons.); MA; Cert. Ed.; PhD (London)
Tenant and Home Owner Involvement Team Leader| Communities Directorate | Housing and Modernisation Department
Southwark Council | 160 Tooley Street | London | SE1 2QH
Tel: 0207 525 7544
Mob.: 07908 795167
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To read the latest advice and information for Southwark residents, please visit www.southwark.gov.uk/coronavirus