We’ve put together an infographic to demonstrate the impact the pandemic has had on Council services. The figures also show what we did and continue to do in response.
Unique visits to the WDC website
Unique visits to the COVID-19 webpage
Bins collected on schedule
Food parcels delivered
Community Hub volunteer groups/organisations
Contacts we directed into the Community Hub
Business grants paid out
% increase in waste and recycling collected
Planning decisions made
New beds with emergency accommodation providers
Claims for Council Tax reduction/Housing Benefit
Messages of thanks for waste collection crews
Homelessness cases prevented or relieved
Incoming messages received on Social Media
Calls handled by the contact centre
Money secured from the National Leisure Recovery Fund to help ensure that our leisure centres remain viable for the long term through recovery from the pandemic.
Removed parking restrictions on long stay WDC car parks
Number of staff set up to work from home
Thank You Day
“I really want to say a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to the people of Wealden. To everyone that has supported neighbours, friends, family and colleagues throughout the Covid crisis.
The last year has tested us all. It has always been our priority to keep the people of Wealden safe, to support our most vulnerable and to ensure that we continue to deliver the essential services that you need. As a Council, we simply could not have achieved this without the help and support of our residents, communities and colleagues.
It is important you know how much these efforts have been recognised and appreciated. From the very beginning, our collective response to the coronavirus pandemic is something we as a district can be very proud of. You have reminded us that when it really matters, we are here for one another and that is something we are truly grateful for.
We have been truly inspired by your personal commitment to making a difference in these unprecedented and challenging times. We could not have done it without you.
We have created a set of bespoke posters in recognition of those people and groups in our community who deserve our thanks.
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