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Wealden shows support for Emergency Services Day

Publish Date: 20 July 2022

A pledge to support Emergency Services Day in September has been approved by Wealden District Council.

Half a union flag with the words emergency services day and a red white and blue emblem

At a Full Council meeting recently, a motion forwarded by council leader Councillor Ann Newton was unanimously approved by fellow councillors.

The motion called on the council to record its support for the UK’s annual national Emergency Services Day which is held on 9th September and supported by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; and that the council places on record its sincere appreciation for the two million people who work and volunteer in the NHS and emergency services.

The council has also agreed to fly the official flag of the Emergency Services Day above the council offices in Vicarage Field in Hailsham on 9th September each year.

Emergency Services Day  – also known as 999 Day – promotes the work of the Emergency Services, those who are serving and have served, educates the public of how to use the Blue Light sector responsibly and promotes charities related to the police force, NHS, firefighters, coastguards, search and rescue units and lifeboat service.

Councillor Anne Newton said, “I am proud to support Emergency Services Day with my fellow councillors. I am aware of how hard Emergency Service staff work daily and pleased at this opportunity to show our appreciation.

“NHS, police, firefighter personnel and other emergency services are an integral part of this country and we are more than happy to support them in any way we can.”