Watford’s MP, Dean Russell, has launched a community podcast in which he sits down with local leaders and figures to discuss what is going on across the town.
Dean Russell said “I started this podcast to throw a spotlight on some of the great work happening in Watford during this challenging time. There are so many unsung heroes in our town leading on so many great initiatives and I wanted their work to be recognised and spoken about.
“For example, in one episode I speak to Lynne Misner from Small Acts of Kindness to hear about the vital work her team does to support those that are isolated and without a support network.”
In another episode Mr Russell MP sits down with the Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor to talk about Watford’s COVID-19 response from the council’s perspective.
The MP continued: “One of my favourite episodes is with My Local News Editor-in-Chief Nik Allen. Nik opened up about his five-day stay at Watford General after being blue lighted in with COVID-19. It was really interesting to listen to his experience, and it was great to be able to share his story.
“Most recently I caught up with Glyn Evans who is Operations Director at Watford FC. We spoke about the amazing work going on at the ‘Sanctuary’ which has been set up within the stadium to support local NHS staff.
“The club have opened up the stadium to launder scrubs, host meetings, provide staff with hot meals, counselling rooms and even overnight stays and it was great do discuss this in detail with the club.
“There are many more episodes coming up, and they can be found on Spotify or my website.”
The website can be found by clicking on this link deanrussell.co.uk/podcasts-dean-russell