Thank you message to NHS and key workers appears in Newport High Street
Those out for a walk in Newport this week may have spotted a heartwarming new message in the town's High Street, thanking key workers for all they have done and continue to do.
Contractors on behalf of Telford & Wrekin Council have daubed the message 'thank you NHS key & care workers' on the road, as well as a rainbow-coloured heart symbol.
The message was completed by contractors on Wednesday and was spotted by mayor Peter Scott, who said it would give the town "a welcome boost".
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Four other spots in Telford and Wrekin will also be marked soon, all in places where people will be shopping for essential supplies.
They are Asda in Donnington, Morrisons in Wellington, Tesco in Madeley and the Bridge Retail Park in central Telford,
Rainbows have become popular as a symbol of hope and community spirit during the coronavirus crisis.
The new art in Newport follows similar messages being installed by councils outside Shropshire's hospitals.
Councillor Lee Carter, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for neighbourhood services, said: “We are delighted to be able to say thank you to all the key workers in our community who are working tirelessly looking after our residents during this pandemic.
“We hope the road markings around the borough remind everyone to stop and think about the bravery of all key workers and NHS staff.
“I would also like to thank Balfour Beatty and their partners WJ & Thermmark for doing a fantastic job with the markings.”