Cllr. Andrew Wood (Independent, Canary Wharf) and Cllr. Ehtasham Haque (Labour, Blackwall & Cubitt Town) were at ASDA on the Isle of Dogs this morning at 6am!
Six o’clock! In the morning! Hardcore!
Andrew and Ehtasham went to help ASDA between 6am and 9am when ASDA are restricting store access to vulnerable people or NHS staff only.
Well done ASDA!
Andrew and Ehtasham asked ASDA if they wanted some help and they said yes so off they went and were outside organising the queue.
ASDA IoD had a special shopping session for the vulnerable & NHS staff from 6-9am today after some time of difficult shopping@EhtashamulHaque & I helped after checking with ASDA managers yesterday, it went OK but the thread is about lessons learn't this morning
— Andrew Wood (@Andrewwood17) March 20, 2020
“We were able to get some social distancing in place but not enough but we really need people in uniforms to ensure social distancing takes place in supermarket queues,” said Andrew.
Cllr. Wood added that having people in uniform would help stop panic buying and also support checkout staff when they say no to people who want to buy too many items.
Cllr. Peter Golds (Conservative, Island Gardens) was also at ASDA.
“The ASDA staff were brilliant in trying to manage a difficult situation – but some people are dreadful, I saw someone with a basket piled high with potatoes. Far, far more than any family would need.”
Cllr. Golds wonders if an order can be made to legally permit supermarkets and shops in restricting purchases? Problem is of course in enforcing this.
Moley was out and about in Co-op Poplar this morning and there was very little food to be had.
And last but not in any way least Cllr. Rabina Khan (Lib Dem, Shadwell) has been zooming around helping her people. This tweet sums it all up really.
Yesterday in my search for #calpol for a single parent household the empty shelves and message worried me.
— Rabina Khan ? (@RabinaKhan) March 20, 2020
Well done to Rabina, Andrew, Ehtasham and Peter!
Has your ward councillor been out helping your community? If so let us know!
And of course if you are a councillor who is doing what needs to be done then tag us in a tweet when you are doing it!
Even if you are not a councillor you can do stuff!
In Wapping one Dominic Buxton has been out and about ensuring the CEO of LBTH Will Tuckley and the Mayor John Biggs don’t forget that between them they have managed to create mountains of rubbish across the borough.
You probably have one right outside your window.
Good job there is not a pandemi… oh! There is!
Dom – who is a Lib Dem supporter – wrote a very polite letter to Will Tuckley. Far more polite than anything Mole would have written!
Mr D has also been busy doing other Wapping things.
Shameful that @TowerHamletsNow have let rubbish collection get out of control in St Katharine’s and #Wapping. This needs to be dealt with as soon as possible before it becomes a public health issue on top of the one we’re already facing. #UKlockdown pic.twitter.com/E1zF7xHi1v
— Dominic Buxton ? (@MrDominicBuxton) March 19, 2020
This can be a difficult time for residents in St Katharine’s and #Wapping who are self-isolating. It’s heartening to see a community pull together, with Husseys Butchers, Hussey's Fruit and Veg and Best One providing home delivery on dry goods and other groceries. #CoronaCrisis pic.twitter.com/xlng5xzYVF
— Dominic Buxton ? (@MrDominicBuxton) March 20, 2020