From Councillor Judith Rippeth
Would the Leader confirm approximately how many South Cambs residents volunteered to provide assistance to vulnerable residents during the Covid-19 lockdown?
The Leader was pleased to report that approximately 4,500 people had volunteered in the District, which was an impressive response from the community.
As a supplementary question, Councillor Rippeth asked if the Leader agreed that the crisis had demonstrated the importance of local communities and that it was appropriate to build on this.
The Leader recognised the longer-term challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the negative effects it could have on residents’ health and wellbeing, which was why the post of Lead Cabinet Member for Resilience, Health and Wellbeing had been created to try and mitigate the long-term effects of the virus and keep our residents healthy.