Valley Mayor invites residents to reflect on past 12 months by marking lockdown anniversary

Ribble Valley Mayor Stella Brunskill is inviting residents to take part in a National Day of Reflection next Tuesday (March 23rd) marking the first anniversary of the pandemic lockdown.

A minute’s silence will be held across the UK at noon, while at 8pm people are being asked to light up their doorsteps with torches, candles and mobile phones.

Coun. Brunskill said: “This has been an incredibly difficult year for the borough, the country and the world, and my thoughts are with all those who have lost loved ones.

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“As we continue to make progress against the virus, I want to thank people for the sacrifices they continue to make and all key workers for providing vital public services under extremely challenging circumstances.

Ribble Valley Mayor Coun. Stella Brunskill is ready to pay tribute to people who died from Covid-19

“I hope residents will join me in the minute's silence at noon and help to create a nationwide beacon of remembrance on their doorsteps by beaming phones, candles and torches into the night sky.”

Don’t forget, if you are feeling lonely or worried during the lockdown, the Ribble Valley Community Hub is here to help.

The hub has been beavering away in the background throughout the pandemic helping thousands of residents with everyday needs and offering a listening ear.

Although the Government has set out a roadmap for exiting the lockdown, hub staff are still on hand to help if you are facing difficulty, worry or loneliness.

They can make referrals for help with such as shopping and prescription collections, and offer advice on a wide range of services.

You can contact the hub Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, on 01200 414597.