Light a candle to remember those we've lost

10:58am - 26 February 2021

On 14 March 2020, North Somerset lost its first resident to coronavirus. In the year that has passed since then local communities have lost 334 people to the disease.  

On Sunday 14 March 2021, North Somerset Council is calling on residents across the area to remember everyone who has lost their lives to the disease over the past year, and all those we've lost but not been able to say goodbye to in the usual ways. 

Cllr Don Davies, Leader of the Council said: "The past year has been hard for everyone, but especially for those of us who have lost someone and not been able to mourn or pay our respects in the usual way. We have all lost someone, or know someone who has lost someone. On Sunday 14 March let us come together for a moment of quiet reflection and to remember all those who are no longer with us."

Everyone who wants to get involved in this symbolic gesture of remembrance is invited to light a candle in their window at 7pm to the memory of those no longer here, but never far from our thoughts.

Cllr Davies added: "This is an opportunity to unite across North Somerset and pay our respects. Let us use Sunday 14 March as an opportunity to remember, to reflect and to come together and to hope for brighter days for all of us in North Somerset."

Continued lockdown restrictions mean there can't be any gatherings organised to remember those we've lost, but residents are asked to share their candle pictures on social media using #NSTogether to create a virtual moment of remembrance.