Search

Councillor launches petition for permanent coronavirus testing centre in Redbridge and Havering

PUBLISHED: 15:00 10 June 2020 | UPDATED: 08:39 11 June 2020

Barkingside Cllr Judith Garfield launched a petition for a permanent Covid-19 testing centre in Redbridge and Havering. Picture: Redbridge Labour

Barkingside Cllr Judith Garfield launched a petition for a permanent Covid-19 testing centre in Redbridge and Havering. Picture: Redbridge Labour

Archant

A Barkingside councillor has launched a petition to get a permanent Covid-19 testing centre in Redbridge and Havering.

The petition, which was launched by Cllr Judith Garfield on Friday June 5 already has hundreds of signatures including support from Ilford North MP Wes Streeting and Kam Rai, the deputy leader of Redbridge council.

Cllr Garfield, who is running as the Labour candidate for the Havering and Redbridge London Assembly, said: “This petition is not about party politics - it is about getting a result for the local area.

“We all know that a major part of the recovery from Covid-19 is going to be based around testing.

“It makes little to no sense to ask residents to travel tens of miles just to get tested.”

The petition can be found at https://www.redbridgelabour.org.uk/testandtrace


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ilford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Ilford Recorder