Dudley residents asked to take part in rainbow painting campaign
Families in Dudley are being encouraged to place rainbow paintings in their windows as a sign of unity during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dudley Council is asking people to share their paintings on social media by using the hash tag #Dudleyrainbow.
Rainbow paintings have become a symbol of unity during the Covid-19 outbreak, with people taking up the initiative across the country.
Dudley Council is using a design by borough resident Steve Field - which features Dudley's iconic Pegasus statue - with the paintings being placed across council buildings. The statue is located on Scotts Green Island, near to Russells Hall Hospital, and when built symbolised hope for the new millennium.
Dudley Mayor, Councillor David Stanley, said: "People across the country are already placing rainbow pictures in the windows of their homes and on social media and we thought sharing the designs would help to bring together our communities at this difficult time.
"The government is asking people to stay at home to help us fight the outbreak of coronavirus and I’m reminding all our residents that they need to play their part by only leaving the home for the reasons permitted by government.
"I would like to pay tribute and send my personal thanks to frontline NHS and council staff such as nurses, doctors, care workers, refuse collectors and many more who continue to serve our borough."
People can find out more about Dudley’s work to fight the coronavirus outbreak, including key council services and latest government advice, at www.dudley.gov.uk/coronavirus