A FLAG has been raised at Thurrock Council’s Offices this morning (Thursday 30 April) in support of the tireless dedication of NHS workers.
The Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Terry Piccolo, initiated the raising of the ‘Thank you NHS’ flag to acknowledge the commitment shown by key workers to protect and support the borough’s residents during the COVID-19 crisis.
Cllr Piccolo said:
“I wanted to express how much I and everyone in Thurrock appreciates all the workers in the NHS and emergency services, as well as all the other frontline volunteers and staff, who are working day and night to tackle COVID-19 and keep us safe. This pandemic has not only impacted the people of Thurrock, but the rest of the UK and the world.
“It is an extraordinary time and the selfless acts that our key workers continue to do out in the community and their places of work makes me proud to be Thurrock’s Mayor.”
Similarly, special rainbow road markings by council contractor Henderson and Taylor have been seen Thurrock Community Hospital in Long Lane, Grays, and in School Lane and Rowley Road, Orsett
However, some members of the community have taken to social media to criticise the move to have road markings outside Orsett Hospital given that the hospital was used by the Mid and South Essex Hospitals Trust to take on additional services, as they feel it should be subject to investment.
It wasn’t all negative however, as YourThurrock reported yesterday, with the special road markings putting smiles on the faces of NHS staff.
To go to the article from yesterday click here: www.yourthurrock.com/2020/04/29/special-road-markings-thanking-nhs-heroes-displayed-outside-orsett-hospital/