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April 2020

Just like almost everyone I was in total lockdown. A strange concept for me after such a rewarding and busy year. Many were working from home and our key workers continued working throughout.

I pay tribute to the many volunteers who came forward to deliver food parcels, shop, collect prescriptions, walk the dog and ring the lonely and isolated. Many SBC employees engaged in these activities alongside Catalyst, unique to Stockton who coordinates all voluntary organisations.

As Mayor I sent a birthday card on behalf of all citizens to the now Colonel Sir Tom Moore who inspired us all.

The Thursday clap to the NHS and all key workers brought our communities out on the doorstep to show their appreciation in a small way for the sacrifices being made on our behalf.