Leicester City Council meeting highlights Coronavirus action plan

By Adam Dutton

Leicester City Mayor, Peter Soulsby, today addressed the actions the city council would be taking to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

The meeting, which started at 5pm today, focused on numerous issues including the backing of nuclear disarmament, but it was the issues surrounding Coronavirus that had the most coverage.

Leicester City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: “I hope those here, those not with us, and the people of Leicester, will be assured the city will be supported by its council in this very difficult crisis.”

He reassured the community with talk of emergency plans that were laid out to help the Leicestershire community.

He added: “We have already implemented emergency continuity plans to manage and support our city during this crisis.

“I will be utilising the hardship fund, which is budgeted to £27m, and this will be increased as necessary”

The Mayor also highlighted that evictions from council owned properties where the resident was left financially hindered as a result of the virus would not taker place.

While Cllr Soulsby highlighted the need for social distancing, he said: “Now it is more important than ever that we talk to one another during this difficult time.”

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