Timebridge Centre council worker Asha Walrond has died

Asha Walrond, who died yesterday of coronavirus

A member of Croydon Council staff, Asha Walrond, has died of coronavirus, it was announced today.

Walrond worked at New Addington’s Timebridge Community Centre as a customer service assistant.

She is believed to be the first council employee in Croydon to lose their life to the virus.

Walrond’s death comes just 24 hours after it was announced that a New Addington-based paramedic, Ian Reynolds, had died from covid-19.

The council has so far refused to answer any questions about how many members of its staff have had to self-isolate or have contracted covid-19. At least four elected councillors are known to have been forced to self-isolate after showing symptoms of the deadly virus.

The council has not published a press release with any details of the circumstances, although it did post a tweet which stated, “We are very much saddened by the death of our colleague Asha Walrond, who made a real difference to so many residents as a customer service assistant at the Timebridge Centre, New Addington.

“Thoughts are with her loved ones and the Town Hall flag will fly at half-mast to remember Asha.”

And Tony Newman, the council leader, also tweeted: “We have lost too many and yesterday Asha Walrond, a much-loved member of [Croydon Council] staff, who worked at both the Timebridge Centre and our customer services passed away. RIP Asha.”

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2 Responses to Timebridge Centre council worker Asha Walrond has died

  1. Lewis White says:

    So very sad in particular, to see a young person like this lovely lady, has had her life taken by the terrible, unseen, and seemingly random Covid virus. The loss of so many public service staff like bus drivers as well as NHS workers, and care home staff, is an immense tragedy, putting the onus on us all to respect each other and all those who serve us by following government directions about minimising risks.

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