Council says ‘Thank You’ to workforce on UK-wide Thank You Day

Friday, 2 July, 2021

councillors holding thank you notesThe Council is supporting ‘Thank You Day’ on Sunday 4 July with a huge thank you to its workforce for all their efforts throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Joint Council Leader Vaughan Moody explained, “We announced that we were supporting ‘Thank You Day’ here in East Dunbartonshire, to recognise the efforts of our workforce, our Community Planning Partners and all those in our communities who have played their part in response to this unprecedented pandemic.

“Whilst communities might be celebrating together in some of the themed activities throughout the day, we wanted to say a special thank you once again to our Council employees.  From the outset of the pandemic and through the lockdowns and restrictions that have been in place to manage the virus and keep us all safe, our workforce has continued to deliver services throughout the area and ensure our most vulnerable were kept safe and well.”

Joint Council Leader Andrew Polson continued, "We are encouraging our communities to take part in 'Thank You Day' in whatever way they can – and our thanks extend to our partners, volunteers and everyone who has played a part.  But we particularly wanted to recognise the fantastic efforts of our Council employees and the contributions they have made over the past unprecedented sixteen months. 

“We have produced a short video in tribute to all their efforts – which provides a flavour of the range of jobs that have been continuing across the Council, in response to, and despite the impact of Covid-19.  Our workforce have been simply amazing and have got on with doing whatever was needed to keep our services going and our communities safe and we'd like to acknowledge that and express our gratitude once again.”

Starting from just 13 individuals proposing a Thank You Day, the idea is now supported by hundreds of organisations across the country. There is a themed timetable of activities throughout the day - with something for everyone to join in with:

0900   Get Active - Join a park run or an hour of exercise in a local green space
1100   Power Hour - take part in a local 'power hour' litter pick (Keep Britain Tidy)
1300   Street party or Picnic Lunch - join with friends/neighbours to celebrate
1500   Thank You for the Music - play or sing-a-long in a UK wide performance with friends, community group or local music group
1700   Cheers for Volunteers - raise a glass or mug, on your own or with family and friends to thank all those who have helped us over the past year
1900   BB Thank-Q - join friends and neighbours for a celebratory BBQ - being led nationally by Levi Roots

Full details of all the plans in place can be found on the dedicated thank you day website

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