All Redbridge Council events are now postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As of Wednesday (March 18), the council took the drastic measure to reduce transmission of COVID-19.

This will remain in effect “for the foreseeable future” according to the council website.

In a message to residents, Redbridge Council leader Cllr Jas Athwal said: “We are facing an unprecedented challenge in the form of COVID-19 but let me reassure you, we are equal to this challenge.

“Our council staff are working extremely hard to prepare and I have been carefully overseeing the Redbridge response in partnership with our local NHS.”

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The Waltham Forest Council website states: “The situation with Coronavirus is changing by the day and we are aware that people in Waltham Forest may be feeling worried.

“Please be assured that as a Council, we are taking every step to prepare for an increase in confirmed cases of the virus and all services which support our most vulnerable residents have business continuity plans in place.”

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It is not yet known whether Redbridge Council meetings will also be cancelled or postponed.

Waltham Forest Council has postponed many smaller meetings but went ahead with its cabinet meeting on March 19.

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