A special flag raising event and two minutes silence took place on Wednesday 19 October on the front lawn at Surrey Heath House for 999 Emergency Services Day.
The event was attended by The Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Helen Whitcroft, SHBC Leader, Cllr Alan McClafferty, Jenny Knight, Celebrant, Honorary Alderman and retired Fire Service Officer, Alan Whittart, Surrey Heath Police Borough Commander, Inspector Matt Walton who was joined by Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and other borough police team members, representatives from Surrey Fire Service and South East Coast Ambulance Services and SHBC Councillors and SHBC Officers.
The Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Helen Whitcroft said:
“Emergency Services Day is our opportunity to show our support for our selfless NHS and emergency services.
This includes the amazing effort from the NHS during the COVID pandemic, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service for their work keeping the wildfires in Bisley and Pirbright Ranges under control during the summer, Surrey Heath Beat for keeping our borough safe and for all the incredible work these services do every day to protect us. Thank you.”
Celebrant Jenny Knight and Honorary Alderman Alan Whittart also made speeches recognising and praising the work of the NHS and emergency services.
National Emergency Services Day was founded in 2016 and is a national day across the UK, supported by His Majesty the King, HRH The Prince of Wales, the Prime Minister and First Ministers of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.