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Council joins minute of silence to mark lockdown anniversary

Council joins minute of silence to mark lockdown anniversary
23 March 2021

The Council has joined the national minute of silence held to mark a year since the first lockdown and pay tribute to those whose lives have been impacted by Covid-19.

Darlington Mayor Councillor Chris McEwan, Cllr Heather Scott, the leader of Darlington Borough Council, and Cllr Kevin Nicholson led a tribute outside the town hall today (Tuesday 23 March).

Cllr Heather Scott, Leader of Darlington Borough Council and Cllr Kevin Nicholson, Cabinet member for Health and Housing, said: “The anniversary of the first lockdown is an important time to reflect on the past year, take stock and reaffirm our commitment to beating Covid-19.

“With so many millions of people across the country now having had their first dose of vaccine, it feels as though the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter, but we mustn’t take our eye off the ball. We urge everyone in Darlington to stay vigilant, keep following the rules and, of course, get the vaccine when you are offered it.

“Everyone has been affected by Covid, whether they’ve had it themselves or suffered the heartbreak of losing a loved one. In Darlington, we will be planting memorial trees to those we’ve lost and we’ll be sharing more details about this in the coming weeks.”

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