Efforts to create 999 memorial garden in Essex backed

Wednesday, 28 March, 2018

A 999 memorial garden for Essex has been backed in principle during a meeting of Tendring District Council (TDC).

Lynda McWilliams, TDC Cabinet Member for Health and Education including partnerships, lent her support to the scheme after a question at tonight’s meeting.

An ambulance technician is currently gauging support across the county for such a garden, which would commemorate all those from the blue light services who die in service.

Cllr McWilliams told members she could see no reason why TDC could not support such a scheme in principle.

“Our emergency services’ workers do a fantastic job, day in day out, and I cannot commend them highly enough for that,” she said.

“Tragically some lose their life while on active service, whether that is on or off duty – as we sadly know in Clacton all too well as we remember the dedication of Pc Ian Dibell.

“It is fitting that all of those are remembered, and a garden seems a lovely way of doing so.”

Last updated on: 28/03/2018 - 09:27