Do you fancy a chat with the Mayor of Newbury?

The Mayor of Newbury is offering a telephone call service to help support elderly people who are self-isolating. 

If you would like to nominate somebody to receive a phone call, please contact the Mayor’s Office:

  • Phone: 01635 780 203
  • Email mayor@newbury.gov.uk with the name and telephone number of the of person who needs a call. 

Mayor, Cllr Elizabeth O’Keeffe, came up with the idea to help combat loneliness during this time of uncertainty, where some members of the community are unable to leave their homes and would like a social chat with the Mayor. 

Cllr O’Keeffe said “My civic duties ended abruptly in mid-March. I wished to do something to help in the community, however given my age I was unable to volunteer for any tasks outside my home.

“Phoning self-isolating people who are home alone was one option.  I know how much many organisations and charities like to have a visit from the Mayor. Many individuals also enjoy a surprise visit on an anniversary or special birthday.  Phoning some of these people for a chat seems like the best way I can still do this.” 

Phone calls will be made by an appointment basis and will be about 10 minutes long.

If you would like to nominate somebody to receive a phone call, please contact the Mayor’s Office:

  • Phone: 01635 780 203
  • Email: mayor@newbury.gov.uk with the name and number of the of person who needs a call. 

You will then be given a time slot when the Mayor will call. 

 

Cllr Elizabeth O’Keeffe chatting with with members of Newbury Mosque and Judith Bunting, former MEP for the South East of England,
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