Published: Friday, 10th September 2021

We have thanked the emergency services and local community organisations for their tireless hard work protecting Medway’s residents. 

Yesterday, Thursday, 9 September, was Emergency Services Day, and the council welcomed members of the emergency services, armed forces community and representatives from local charities and community and volunteer groups to thank them for their heroic work supporting residents during the Coronavirus pandemic. John Weir Esq JP, High Sheriff of Kent and Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, Brigadier (Retd) Nick Baveystock DL, were also in attendance.

Emergency Services Day, known as 999 Day, was founded in 2016 and is a national day across the UK supported by Her Majesty The Queen, the Prime Minister and First Ministers of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

We displayed messages from Medway residents to the emergency services on bunting during the event. The messages included: thank you for your dedication and hard work. We will forever be in your debt; absolutely amazing every one of you, we can’t thank everyone enough for your selfless care and kindness and every emergency service is absolutely amazing, as is every single person that works in the services, thank you all.

Thank you for supporting Medway's residents 

Leader of Medway Council, Cllr Alan Jarrett, said: “We were pleased to welcome so many representatives from Medway’s emergency services and community organisations to Gun Wharf to mark 999 Day. Emergency Services Day is our chance to support the heroic men and women, as well as the NHS and volunteers, who work tirelessly to keep the people of Medway safe. It was truly heart-warming to see Medway’s communities coming together to support one another during the pandemic and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our partners, and our own council officers, for everything they did to support Medway’s residents.”

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