Chairman’s Message

by Our Neighbourhood
Chairman’s Message

Dear Residents

With the recent easing of restrictions in safe management measures, our hawker centres and coffee shops are back to being vibrant community spaces. In the past 18 months, a lot has changed in the way we conduct ourselves in public. Apart from wearing a mask, practising social distancing and good hygiene, a new rule has been introduced by the National Environment Agency (NEA) that requires diners to clear their trays, dishes and litter when they dine at hawker centres and coffee shops.

This mandatory ruling that came into effect on 1 September 2021 is the latest in a series of efforts to keep our public spaces safe and hygienic for everyone and especially the cleaning personnel who are more vulnerable to the spread of infectious diseases such as Covid-19.

It will also help to redesign the cleaners’ workload – most of our cleaning workforce is ageing – and also help to prepare the tables more quickly for the next set of diners during peak mealtimes. Not only will it benefit the hawkers and the cleaning staff, but diners who will be able to enjoy their meal in clean surroundings.

Together, we can champion a hygienic environment as well as foster values and practices that make us a more gracious and considerate society.

Let’s do our part to keep our neighbourhood and environment clean and safe for everyone.

As part of our efforts to provide enhanced amenities to our residents, I’m delighted to share that the nationwide parcel locker network will soon be expanding its services in Jurong-Clementi. Residents will be able to collect and return their e-commerce purchases anytime at these lockers, bringing more convenience to everyday routine.

With the progressive resumption of community activities, I would like to urge all residents to continue keeping themselves safe, even as we progress towards a new normal of endemic Covid-19.

Making Jurong-Clementi a Town that we are proud to call our home is always a work in progress. To this end, we welcome suggestions and feedback by our residents so that we may continue to build a safe, inclusive and resilient community.

MP Xie Yao Quan

Chairman

Jurong-Clementi Town Council

Member of Parliament for Jurong GRC

亲爱的居民

随着近期防疫措施的放宽,我们社区的小贩中心和咖啡店又再度充满活力。在过去的18个月里,我们在公共场合的行为方式发生了很大的变化。除了戴口罩、保持社交距离和良好的卫生状况外,国家环境局的一项新规定要求食客在小贩中心和咖啡店用餐后必须清理他们的托盘、餐具和垃圾。

这项于2021年9月1日生效的强制性规定,是一系列措施的其中一项,为的是加强保障公共场所安全与卫生。这项措施将保护每一个人,特别是更容易暴露在新冠病毒和其他传染病风险下的清洁工人。

他们当中大部分是年长者,这将使他们的工作能够重新设计,并在用餐繁忙时期更快地为下一组食客准备餐桌。这不仅有利于小贩和清洁工人,也有利于食客们在清洁的环境中享受美食。

齐心协力,我们将共同倡导卫生清洁的生活,并以积极的价值观和实际行动,打造一个更优雅、更体贴的社会。

请让我们各尽其责,维护社区环境的清洁和安全。

我在此很高兴地通知大家,为了提升便民服务,全国性的储物柜网络将很快延展至裕廊 - 金文泰市镇。居民将随时能够利用储物柜接收或退回在网上购买的商品,日常生活将更加便利。

随着社区活动的逐步恢复,我想呼吁所有居民,在迈向疫情新常态的过程中依然谨慎保护自身的安全。

我们不断的努力把裕廊 - 金文泰市镇打造成足以自豪的家园。为此,我们欢迎居民提出建议和反馈,协力建设一个安全、有包容性和韧性的社区。

谢曜全
裕廊 - 金文泰市镇理事会主席
裕廊集选区国会议员

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