Posted: Mon 27th Apr 2020

Calls for NHS workers to receive the Freedom of the Borough for their “tireless bravery”

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This article is old - Published: Monday, Apr 27th, 2020

Calls have been made for NHS workers to receive the Freedom of Wrexham for their “tireless bravery” during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Plaid Cymru councillors have written to Wrexham Council’s Chief Executive to formally make the request.

The Freedom of the Borough is a special honour that can be given to an individual or organisation.

A petition has also been launched to gain support from local residents. It reads:



“NHS workers deserve the Freedom of Wrexham for their tireless bravery during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Like many other key workers, they have put the safety and well-being of others first and for that deserve this recognition from the people of Wrexham.

“The Freedom of the Borough is a special honour that can be given to an individual or organisation.

“Once it is safe, we call on Wrexham Council to grant the Freedom of the Borough to all NHS workers, while also recognising the vital work also carried out by care workers and all other key workers during the pandemic.”

Cllr Marc Jones, leader of Plaid Cymru on Wrexham Council, said: “Frontline NHS workers locally have lost their lives dealing with this pandemic, many others have put the wellbeing of others before their own health.

“We’ve saluted them with a weekly clap and we believe they deserve far more – a pay rise and increase in resources would be a good start.

“From a council perspective, granting the Freedom of the Borough is the most special tribute it can provide and that’s why we’re proposing it.

“There’s still a very long way to go with the pandemic, but this is a permanent way for Wrexham to say thank you to all NHS workers.”

You can sign the petition and show your support, here



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