Cllr Candy Vaughan has been involved in baking and delivering cake and other thank you provisions from the Lib Dem councillor team to local NHS staff. And throughout the Covid-19 lockdowns our #EBtogether campaign has been calling many who need help and advice, or just a friendly voice in these difficult times. Lib Dem volunteers in Eastbourne have made almost 6,000 welfare calls to vulnerable residents since the start of the pandemic, with several hundred being made to isolated residents over the Christmas and new year period.
Josh Babarinde OBE, organiser of #EBtogether said: “The best thing we’ve provided through this are good, old-fashioned chats that have made sure Eastbournians know they are not alone. We are here for them. This is what the Eastbourne Lib Dems are all about.”
Cllr Alan Shuttleworth added, “We pay tribute to the many people who have worked so hard on behalf of our town during this dreadful pandemic. From the NHS, our care homes, essential retail and not forgetting those many volunteers who have been shopping for vulnerable people. Thank you.”
Cllr Candy Vaughan said, “Thank you to all residents who are following the rules and guidelines. Please keep it up. If you, or anyone you know, needs help please phone us, or telephone the Eastbourne Borough Council Community Hub helpline on 01323 679722 which offers a wide range of advice and support.”
A recent tweet from the Sussex Police:
"We have had a small number of reports of attempted Covid vaccine scams in East Sussex, so we are urging people to be careful. Remember, the vaccine is free of charge. At no point will you be asked to pay."