26th May 2020 | Covid-19

Cross party politicians together for Runnymede

Thirteen councillors across all the political parties in Runnymede Borough have joined together to run the Runnymede Foodbank (linked to The Trussell Trust) during the pandemic. Operating since 2012, the foodbank in normal times supports those in personal crisis – but this Covid Response is different. The operation to handle the emergency provision moved from Chertsey to a larger warehouse in Egham and, by 20th May, had delivered its 500th food parcel since the councillors took over. The transition back to the original volunteers is under way, but this cross party support has shone a light for the local community on how its local councillors have worked collaboratively to meet pressing need. Watch them in action…


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