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Town Hall lit up to support NHS and carers during coronavirus outbreak

Tendring District Council (TDC) shows its support for colleagues in the NHS and care sectors by lighting up one of its buildings last night (Thursday, 26 March).

To coincide with a planned Clap for Carers event, where people across the nation simultaneously stood on their doorsteps and applauded to show their support for the health and care service, Clacton Town Hall was lit up in white and blue – the colours of the NHS.

Dan Land, TDC Chairman, said this was one small way the council could show its support.

“Those working in the NHS and the care profession do amazing work, day in day out, but in particular at this time of great pressure as the world faces the Coronavirus pandemic it is important we demonstrate our support,” Cllr Land said.

“I have seen so many wonderful videos on social media of people coming out and clapping, right across Tendring, and I am glad our residents joined in with this national show of appreciation for our health and care workers.”

Cllr Neil Stock OBE, TDC Leader, added: “The strength and resolve of our community at the moment is incredible, it is heart-warming to hear of the support everyone is giving to neighbours and even strangers.

“So for people to take time out to show their appreciation for others in this way is lovely to hear, and I hope we also demonstrated our support as a council by lighting up our most iconic building.

“We’re here to help our residents too, and I would remind residents to follow government guidelines around social distancing, regular hand washing, and shielding for the most vulnerable.”

For updates on how Coronavirus is impacting on TDC services visit www.tendringdc.gov.uk/coronavirus.


For more information on this news release contact Tendring District Council’s Communications Manager Will Lodge on 01255 686338.

Attached image shows Clacton Town Hall lit up in blue and white. Picture: Lizzie Ridout/TDC