National Day of Reflection

One year ago, the first national lockdown began in the UK and since then our lives have changed dramatically.

Today, we remember those we’ve lost and reflect on the difficulties we’ve all suffered; friends and families being kept apart, financial implications, children missing their classrooms and the overwhelming feelings of anxiety and isolation that we have all felt.

Today we can be proud of our community for pulling together, while staying apart, throughout these trying times to support one another, our schools and children for adapting to new ways of learning and showing their resilience, our NHS staff and all other key workers who have worked tirelessly going above and beyond throughout the pandemic.

But we also look ahead with hope to a brighter future as the vaccine is being rolled out and the case rates are declining.

To mark this day of reflection we have installed two trees (a holly and a rowan) and a bench in the dedication garden in behind the Health Centre on Central Parkway.

The trees have been planted ‘In dedication to all who have suffered or been lost during the Covid-19 pandemic‘ and ‘In tribute of the NHS and all key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic‘. The bench has been installed ‘In hope of a brighter future‘.
Unfortunately we have not been able to have the plaques installed for today but they will be in place shortly.

Join in the National Day of Reflection led by charity Marie Curie by sharing in a minute’s silence at 12pm as well as taking to your doorstep to shine a light in memory of loved ones at 8pm.

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