Covid Memorial Day 2023

Covid Memorial Speech, Mayor Woodbridge. 

23 March 2023.

"Today, we mark three years since the first Covid-19 lockdown.

A lot has changed since those early days of the pandemic. As we move back towards a sense of normality, it is important to remember those we lost, the sacrifices many of us made to keep others safe and the community spirit that grew from such a profound global event.

Last year, Covid memorial benches were placed around the Borough as a lasting tribute to those we have lost. They will not be forgotten and will always have a place in our community.

Going forward, I hope this day will not just act as a day of remembrance, but as an opportunity to reflect on the resilience, solidarity and camaraderie shown over the past few years and to build a closer community for the future.

Thank you and I hope you have a peaceful day."

Book of Remembrance

If you would like to sign a book of remembrance, please do so in the Town Hall between 9am and 5pm or in Bourne Hall between 9.30am and 5pm on 23 March.

Clock Tower

The clock tower in Epsom Market Square will be lit up in yellow on 23 March to mark Covid Memorial Day.

Covid Memorial Benches

Councillors will lay flowers on Covid memorial benches across Epsom & Ewell on 23 March in remembrance of those we lost during the pandemic.