Since we started vaccinating in January Cllr Paula Walker has been volunteering with all the Battersea GPs to ensure everyone got their vaccine. She is a former Nurse and started off with meeting and greeting residents, progressing to actually giving the vaccine. She says that ‘It was truly wonderful to see so many familiar Battersea faces after such a long hard lockdown. At the start, there was a period where Battersea was not getting any vaccine. While St George’s Hospital was vaccinating people, Wandsworth’s figures looked good, but this didn’t help the people of Battersea, so we campaigned to make sure we had enough supply along with Marsha de Cordova, our MP.
Since the first lockdown we three Queenstown Cllrs have been busy helping residents, delivering food, collecting laptops for schools, and putting businesses in touch with available grants. We delivered thousands of leaflets so people unable to leave their homes knew how to contact us and other vital services in the area. We have also carried out hundreds of individual pieces of casework from issues relating to access to health services to housing problems.