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Droitwich Spa Town Council

Please vote and have your say!

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

 

At Droitwich Town Council’s Full Council Meeting held Monday 12 December 2022, Councillor Alan Humphries presented and proposed the following rationale and motion:
It is proposed that the Town Council investigates the siting of an appropriate memorial to the victims of the Covid-19 pandemic.
‘At the start of 2020 few of us could have realised the devastation and horror that was about to be released on the world. We knew it was going to be bad but nowhere near as bad as it turned out to be. Communities and families all over the globe were left in tatters, who can forget the harrowing video images in Spain and Italy in March/April 2020 or the scenes in our own hospitals as people died and others fought to save them often at the cost of their own lives and driven to the point of exhaustion. All of us have been touched in some way by this horrible disease if not by losing a family member or a friend or knowing someone who got it most probably by getting it ourselves. The people we lost, the sacrifices others made should never be forgotten and a fitting memorial in our wonderful town will serve to remind future generations of that and to be an appropriate legacy for that loss and sacrifice’.
Suggestions were put forward for a suitable memorial including an agreement reached for a public bench with a befitting inscription. Councillor RP Hopkins expressed that it was important for residents to decide where they would like the memorial bench to be located. 
Please vote and have your say. Email katy.prew@droitwichspa.gov.uk with your preferred location for a new memorial bench at either:
Spring Meadow open space
Copcut Park or
St Richards House - front garden area.
Please email your vote with your preferred location by the next Full Council Meeting on 23rd January 2023 (alternatively call the Town Council office), as the Town Council will then discuss options for suitable bench styles.

 

At Droitwich Town Council’s Full Council Meeting held Monday 12 December 2022, Councillor Alan Humphries presented and proposed the following rationale and motion: It is proposed that the Town Council investigates the siting of an appropriate memorial to the victims of the Covid-19 pandemic.

‘At the start of 2020 few of us could have realised the devastation and horror that was about to be released on the world. We knew it was going to be bad but nowhere near as bad as it turned out to be. Communities and families all over the globe were left in tatters, who can forget the harrowing video images in Spain and Italy in March/April 2020 or the scenes in our own hospitals as people died and others fought to save them often at the cost of their own lives and driven to the point of exhaustion. All of us have been touched in some way by this horrible disease if not by losing a family member or a friend or knowing someone who got it most probably by getting it ourselves. The people we lost, the sacrifices others made should never be forgotten and a fitting memorial in our wonderful town will serve to remind future generations of that and to be an appropriate legacy for that loss and sacrifice’.

Suggestions were put forward for a suitable memorial including an agreement reached for a public bench with a befitting inscription. Councillor RP Hopkins expressed that it was important for residents to decide where they would like the memorial bench to be located. Please vote and have your say! Email katy.prew@droitwichspa.gov.uk with your preferred location for a new memorial bench at either:

 

  • Spring Meadow open space
  • Copcut Park or
  • St Richards House - front garden area

 

Please email your vote with your preferred location by the next Full Council Meeting on 23rd January 2023 (alternatively call the Town Council office), as the Town Council will then discuss options for suitable bench styles.

Story printed in the local Press:https://droitwichstandard.co.uk/news/residents-urged-to-choose-place-for-droitwich-covid-memorial-bench/

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