One Year On - Council Leader thanks residents

As we mark one year since the lockdown was announced on March 23, 2020, Councillor Keith Aspden is taking the opportunity to thank residents and businesses for all they have done to support the city. 


Councillor Keith Aspden, Liberal Democrat Leader of the City of York Council:

As we mark one year since the lockdown was announced on March 23, 2020, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for all you have done to support the city and each other in what has been the most difficult of times.

In the past year, we have seen the very best of our city, our residents, businesses and incredible frontline staff. It has been a challenging year for us all, but the community spirit and resolve of local residents and businesses has made us all rightly proud.

Whilst we can look back with pride as to how we came together to respond to the biggest health crisis of a century, we should also take time to reflect on those we have lost far too soon. Today we take the time to reflect and remember those who have been directly affected by what has been an incredibly difficult year.

The impact of this pandemic is undeniable, however, together with partners, our focus remains to support residents and recover as we emerge out of restrictions. Now, more than ever, we’ve got to keep going. We must work together as we gradually - and carefully - move towards brighter times thanks to the roll-out of the vaccination programme.

We’re still here to support businesses and residents. For those needing any support, help is there via our helpline, telephone: 01904 551550 or by emailing [email protected]

There is good reason to be hopeful. Let’s continue to look after each other and keep going.



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