600 people come forward to #doitforbexley!
More than 600 volunteers have signed up to the new volunteer hub developed by the Bexley Voluntary Service Council (BVSC) with support from the Council, to help during the Coronavirus pandemic. Teams are now busy matching those volunteers to the community groups that need their help.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Teresa O’Neill OBE said: “This is a fantastic response. I’d like to thank everyone that had taken up our call to #doitforbexley. We still need more volunteers. Residents who are able to give their time to support vulnerable people during the Covid-19 pandemic can still do so and we would love to hear from you. I’m sure spirits have been lifted with remarkable displays of neighbourliness, generosity and community that we have seen across our borough.”
If you are a local resident who would like to help, please take a look at Bexley’s Volunteer Hub - BVSC’s volunteering scheme - which will match you with local charities, community groups who need help. Register at the Volunteer Hub
The Council has taken the decision to making free parking available across the borough to key workers during the Coronavirus pandemic, including volunteers who are using their vehicle to help the wider community. To register your vehicle, please use the e-form .
The Council has introduced a new helpline during this time. Many of you will have friends, family, neighbours and other support networks to help you, but the Council is also here if you need our help. Whether you need someone to get shopping, pick up other essentials, or to give you information, guidance and advice, please call us. The line will be open from 8am to 6pm. The number to call is 020 3045 5398.