Coronavirus update

A message from Jeff Harris, Surrey County Councillor

Dear Residents

I thought I would give everyone a quick update relating to Community Re-cycling Centres (CRC’s)and an announcement from Reigate and Banstead Borough Council about Green Waste Collections.

Both Epsom and Earlswood will be open SEVEN days a week, and from 9am – 6pm, initially.……..BUT

It will be phased, so at the start the re-cycling will be limited to:

Green Waste and Black bagged ‘Residual waste’…(Household waste that can’t be re-cycled).

We need to ensure we don’t adversely affect kerbside collections-which you will remember re-cycling rates are up over 25% on average across the County. (Which is great for re-cycling, but adds enormously to the burden of collections).

To protect staff and visitors, there won’t be any ‘help’ available

There will be a Traffic Management system to ensure local residents, businesses and emergency vehicles are not adversely affected.

No vans or trailers at first.

I’m still hearing of a lot of scams and we are all receiving ‘phishing’ e-mails on a regular basis, many specific to Covid-19.

If you receive such an e-mail, you’re not sure of, you can now forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk which is now investigating THOUSANDS of bogus companies, websites, etc, and closing them down on-line. If in doubt,

  • Don’t open it, and certainly don’t open any attachments.
  • Don’t forget to put it into your ‘Junk’ folder-your computer should remember it if they try again.
  • Don’t forget to change your passwords on a regular basis, and if you think you’ve been scammed,
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help-there’s loads out there, but victims tend to be too embarrassed to tell anyone……

The Community Helpline on 0300 200 1008 – to assist with non-medical questions, requests for help, advice, etc is open and taking hundreds of calls each day. If you, a relative, or a neighbour need any advice-just call.

Open Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 2pm.

Best wishes,
Jeff Harris
County Councillor

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