Everyone in Ilford has been out enjoying our lovely parks in the gorgeous sunshine the past few days.

On Sunday I spent the day in Valentines park, including spending some time talking to volunteers and leaders of ‘Supporting Humanity’ a new East London based charity that sprang up during the pandemic. Their latest project is on mental health and tackling loneliness – and they have my full support in their endeavours.

So many people in Ilford South have suffered during the pandemic, but we have a wealth of community minded generosity to help us rebuild and to tackle underlying problems in our community.

For more information about ‘Supporting Humanity’.