One Year Since First National Lockdown

Published: Monday, 22 March 2021

23rd March 2021 marks one year since the first national lockdown, and to recognise this the council are sharing a message of remembrance, thanks and hope.

The council have organised a series of virtual messages that you can tune into and watch. There are also a number of physical symbols to mark the occasion such as lowering the flag to half mast at the Council Offices on Station Road, Wigston to remember all those who have sadly died from coronavirus and lighting the Council Offices on Station Road, Wigston to thank all key workers, particularly those working in the NHS and in social care.

There will also be a national 1 minute silence held at 12pm.

Below you will see a timetable of the scheduled events and links to the appropriate channels.

10:00am - Video message from Leader of Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, Councillor John Boyce. Watch here: https://youtu.be/cEpjH-xM3I0

11:00am - Video message from The Mayor of Oadby and Wigston, Councillor Lynda Eaton. Watch here: https://youtu.be/V-gv6MVWTRs

12:00pm - National 1 minute silence.

12:05pm - A short video from Police, Council and NHS chiefs, joined by the Lord-Lieutenant. Watch here: https://youtu.be/NrqKEs3Hrtc

2:00pm - A video message from The Chair of The Community Engagement Forum, Councillor Samia Haq. Watch here: https://youtu.be/8cHq1-DKTgc

4:00pm - A video message from Insp Siobhán Gorman 4328, Leicestershire Police. Watch here: https://youtu.be/Jm82TGji-uY

7:00pm - Virtual Service hosted by Leicestershire Cathedral. More details: http://leicestercathedral.org/events/memorial-of-lament-covid-19/ Please note: Ticket registration will end at 6.30pm on Tuesday 23 March 2021.