Wyre Council is inviting residents to take part in a national day of reflection next Tuesday 23 March, marking the first anniversary of the first COVID-9 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 to pay their respects to those that have lost their lives to COVID-19.

Councillor David Henderson, Leader of Wyre Council commented: “This has been an incredibly difficult year and my thoughts are with everyone who has lost someone they love to this terrible virus.

“As we continue to fight through this pandemic, I want to thank all key workers, from NHS staff to refuse collectors, you have kept our country going whilst you yourselves have struggled and I cannot thank you enough.”

The Wye Together Hub is still available to support residents. If you have urgent needs and do not have any family or local support you can contact Wyre Together on 01253 891000.

Councillor Henderson continued: “I’d like to invite everyone to join us in lighting a candle to remember those we’ve lost and to use the opportunity to reflect on the last year.

“We are always stronger together and we will get through this.”

For further information on support including financial support, visit www.wyre.gov.uk/together.