Medway Labour & Co-operative Councillors will formally thank Council and all key workers in a motion at the Full Council meeting on Thursday 23rd April.
The motion recognises the hard work of council staff many of whom have been redeployed to assist with food distribution and other measures put into place to support the community during the Covid crisis. The motion also commits Medway council to provide continuing support to help local people get through the next phase of lockdown and move successfully into the recovery once restrictions can be lifted.
Medway Labour Group Leader, Councillor Vince Maple said, “I hope that our motion will be supported by all parties. Medway Council staff have been inspiring in their efforts and willingness to go the extra mile and ensure vulnerable people who cannot go out are supported, they have also kept vital local services like waste collection going too and made sure the Council can play it’s part in helping other key workers like those in the NHS and social care keep us safe.
“The wider response across Medway has been inspiring from small volunteer response groups to care workers, public transport staff to those working in shops and pharmacies, postal workers to our brilliant NHS staff – our motion gives the council the opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you to all those on the front line.”
Medway Labour Deputy Group Leader, Councillor Teresa Murray said, “Council staff have responded positively making sure that government money provided to mitigate the impact of the Covid crisis reaches those who need support. Our motion acknowledges the good work that has already been done and crucially, commits elected members to doing whatever it takes in the future to return Medway’s local economy to a healthy and productive state.”