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It's time to say a great big Basingstoke and Deane THANK YOU to our unsung heroes of the coronavirus pandemic.

From keyworkers and carers on the frontline, to the bin crews, the shelf stackers, the delivery drivers or maybe just the person who has gone the extra mile to take care of the more vulnerable people in our community, this is your opportunity to say a public thank you for all they have done as part of The Big Basingstoke and Deane Thank event.

If you’d like to show your gratitude to an individual, business or organisation who has helped you or others, please share your Big Thank You message using the online submission link below. Everyone nominated will receive a message of thanks from Cllr Diane Taylor, Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane.

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Tweet your thanks to @LoveBstoke using the hashtag #TheBigBDThankYou in order for your post to feature on The Big Basingstoke and Deane website.

Everyone recognised will be celebrated during Basingstoke’s Big Thank You Week, online from Monday 10 August to Friday 14 August.

Closing date for submissions - 31 July 2020

Say your BIG THANK YOU here

Throughout the week of celebration, there will be a spotlight on:

  • Unsung heroes on 10 August.
  • Volunteer organisations, community hubs and community associations on 11 August
  • The business community with two categories – community support and adapting operations, on 12 August
  • Local artists, art organisations and the heritage sector on 13 August
  • Key and essential workers on 14 August

Check back here for details on how to watch or participate in the events.

Calling budding artists

Have you recently experienced an act of kindness that inspired you to create something special?

Participate in a celebration of our borough’s coronavirus heroes
10-14 August online

Painting | poetry | photography | spoken word | sculpture | music | drawing | digital art | video

We’d love to hear from any under 18s who can use their creative skills to interpret acts of kindness they have seen during the coronavirus pandemic.

All artwork will be displayed as part of a digital art projection project that will take place later this year and will be available to view on the The Big Basingstoke and Deane website as a lasting memory of this time.

Schools, youth groups and individuals are invited to get involved!

Open to anyone under 18 in the following categories:

  • 0-6 years
  • 7-10 years
  • 11-15 years
  • 16-18 years

Submissions can be made in any of the following ways:

Businesses across the borough interested in supporting the event can contact

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Tell us why you think Basingstoke is a fantastic place to live, work and visit by using #LoveBasingstoke on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Please also follow our #LoveBasingstoke Facebook or Instagram pages for good news stories from around the borough, and wonderful pictures of our town and surrounding areas.


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  • Contact us online
  • 01256 844844
  • Civic Offices
    London Road
    RG21 4AH
  • Opening hours
    Monday to Thursday
    8.30am to 5pm
    8.30am to 4.30pm
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