The Rhondda MS has called for victims of coronavirus to be commemorated later this month on the one year anniversary of the first lockdown.
Leanne Wood MS has written to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council and raised the matter with the Welsh Government in the Senedd. In reply to Leanne’s letter, the council leader wrote: ‘I am in a position to confirm that plans are in place to light-up a number of key landmark buildings (including the Parc & Dare) across Rhondda Cynon Taf to commemorate the first national lock-down which came into place on the 23rd March 2020 and the many lives lost in Rhondda Cynon Taf over the last twelve months as consequence of the virus.’
In reply to a question from Leanne in plenary this week, the Government’s Trefnydd also said the government is “giving very good thought to how best we can mark what will be very sober moment.”
Leanne said: “The Rhondda has endured a lot of suffering, heartache and loss during the past 12 months. Many people have been affected by coronavirus and we have lost many people in our communities.
“I am encouraging people to display some yellow in their windows and I am calling on local authorities and our government to light up public buildings in yellow to commemorate all those people we have lost to the pandemic.
“This small gesture will mean a lot to the friends and families of the people who didn’t survive coronavirus.”
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