Freedom of the City for NHS York

Thanks to those who have supported the plan to offer the Freedom of the City to NHS York

To confirm, you can add your support at the following web site

https://www.change.org/FreedomofCityforNHSYork 

&/or you can forward an email of support to the Lord Mayor at civic@york.gov.uk

Background

In recognition of the work undertaken by professionals, key workers, and volunteers during the Coronavirus pandemic in York, the City Council is asked to offer the Freedom of the City to NHS York.

This is a simple way for the City of York to say “thank you” to the many people who have “gone the extra mile” during the very challenging circumstances of the last year. It is suggested that recognition of key NHS staff is one way of highlighting the work of all key sector workers in the City.

The granting of the Freedom of the City is an ancient privilege most often exercised when recognising military units. The last award was made in 2015 to the Queens Gurka Signals.

We hope that you will feel able to support the petition which asks for the Freedom of the City to be offered to NHS York on behalf of all those key workers and volunteers who have contributed towards getting us through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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