Our use of cookies We use necessary cookies to make our site work. Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, website analytics and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our privacy policy.

To agree to our use of cookies, click the 'Accept' button. No, give me more info

A letter to Staffordshire from the Chairman

These are, as we are all aware, unprecedented and difficult times.

I would like to express, on behalf of myself as Chairman of Staffordshire County Council, and on behalf of your county councillors, our immense sadness at the deaths suffered during this current pandemic. Our most sincere and heartfelt condolences are sent to all of you who have unfortunately lost love ones, we are thinking of you all and understand the grief you have gone through, and are going through.

You may be interested that St Paul's Cathedral has launched a national online book of condolences ‘Remember Me’ for those who have lost their lives to coronavirus. Family, friends and carers of those who have died of COVID-19 and were living in the UK can submit, free of charge, the name, photograph and a short message in honour of their deceased loved one. The book is open to people of all faiths or none.

I would also like to say that our thoughts and prayers are with those of you, or your family and friends, who are suffering from the virus at this moment, and our thanks are with all those involved in your own or your loved one’s treatment.

While many people are following government guidance and staying at home, this is not an option for frontline and key workers, you continue to care for and provide support to everyone within our communities who need you, in the most incredibly challenging circumstances. We have all been humbled and astounded at the total selflessness and devotion of our frontline and key workers, in whatever their capacity, they have given so much in the fight against coronavirus. An unreserved thank you from myself and your Staffordshire councillors to each and every member of our frontline and key workers.

Throughout this amazing county there are also many in our communities who are volunteering to work daily to ensure support is given to our elderly and vulnerable residents, making sure everyone has food on their tables, and that vital supplies are delivered to individuals and organisations. Supporting the vulnerable at this time can also be simply going to the shops for a neighbour.

I have heard of some astonishing examples of work being undertaken in the communities throughout the county and I want you to know that I really appreciate all of your efforts. I would personally like to thank you all for going the extra mile during this difficult time.

I stand ready to play a full part in the recovery within this county, as and when our communities can seek to come to terms with all that has happened in recent weeks. The authority will be looking at ways to remember everyone’s efforts once the battle with the virus is won and we can come together again.

Kath Perry MBE
Chairman, Staffordshire County Council







There are no results that match your search criteria

Latest council news

New Short Film to Help find More Foster Families in Staffordshire

A new short film focusing on the urgent need for foster carers has been released.
15 October 2021

Fantastic Four Honoured by County Council

Four former Staffordshire County Councillors have been honoured for their long service to the council and to their communities.
14 October 2021

People Urged to Have Their Say about Climate Change in Interactive Project

Residents in parts of Staffordshire are being asked to share their thoughts and suggestions on how to tackle climate change in the county.
13 October 2021

Funding Still Available for Voluntary and Community Groups

Dozens of voluntary and community groups in Staffordshire are benefiting from county council funding and there's still time to apply.
11 October 2021

Visit the Staffordshire Newsroom

Contacting the chat service.

Please wait...
Chat with us
digital assistant
Enter your question below