West Berkshire Council

First ever National Thank You Day gets Council support

National Thank You Day set for Sunday 4th July

National Thank You Day

People across the country are planning to participate in the first ever National Thank You Day event on Sunday 4 July and West Berkshire Council is coming on board.

The concept for the National Thank You Day came from a grassroots campaign, to hold Britain's biggest ever thank you party in our local communities, as a way of saying thank you to each other and of building on the community spirit, that many people experienced during lockdown periods.  

The Thank You Day idea was proposed by 13 individuals and launched in May 2021. Members of the public are being encouraged to mark the day in several different ways, ranging from group picnics, BBQs and outdoor parties, while of course following Covid-19 guidance.

West Berkshire Council will be using various communications channels such as the residents' newsletter and social media, to make residents aware of National Thank You Day and encourage them to get involved in marking the event on Sunday 4 July.

On Sunday, thank you messages recognising the community response to the pandemic will be shared across West Berkshire Council's social media accounts.

Cllr Lynne Doherty, Council Leader at West Berkshire Council, said:

"We are absolutely delighted to support the first ever National Thank You Day and encourage residents to recognise any person or group of people, who have made a difference to those who have found lockdown periods particularly difficult.

"The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the strength and kindness not just of West Berkshire residents but those who live across the country and National Thank You Day is a great way to mark this national achievement."

West Berkshire residents are encouraged to share any photos or videos of what they do on National Thank You Day through the Council's Facebook and Twitter accounts.