To the workforce in local government this is your day.
Getting up at the crack of dawn to grit and maintain the roads infrastructure, sweep the streets, clean the schools and public buildings, this is your day.
Maintaining the parks, picking up the bins, feeding school kids and looking after those who need care, this is your day.
Managing and repairing homes, tackling fuel poverty, promoting physical activity and educating our children, this is your day.
Ensuring food hygiene and environmental health, trading standards and burying our deceased loved ones, this is your day.
Bringing us culture and libraries, planning our infrastructure and working with communities, this is your day.
Tackling floods, licensing premises, transporting those who need it, ensuring the streets are well lit, this is your day.
To the staff of local government thanks for making our day run smoothly, enjoy your day.