Statement on the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore
Cllr Taylor paid tribute to him saying: “Captain Sir Tom Moore has been a role model to us all – young and old. He has shown us that we can all find ways to make a difference and be a force for good, whatever our age or circumstance. Rest in peace, Sir Tom – you raised our spirits, helped our NHS and gave us all hope through these dark times.”
Leader of the Council, Cllr Ken Rhatigan added: “We are all deeply saddened to hear the news that Captain Sir Tom Moore has passed away. This extraordinary man represented the very essence of courage, determination and humanity at a time when our country needed just that.
"His legacy will live on through the work of our NHS workers, who have shown exactly the same attributes, while fighting COVID-19 in our hospitals.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Captain Sir Tom’s loved ones. May he rest in peace.”
The Union flag at the civic offices is flying at half-mast today (Wednesday 3 February), as a mark of respect.