Council paints rainbows on roads across County Durham for NHS staff

Rainbows and messages of thanks have been painted on roads across County Durham as a way of paying tribute to NHS staff.

Durham County Council said the markings are to make sure those working on the frontline know they are appreciated.

The rainbows can be spotted on main roads in Durham City, Consett, Stanley, Chester-le-Street, Seaham, Peterlee, Sedgefield, Newton Aycliffe,Spennymoor, Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle.

Working over the bank holiday weekend, the council says the paintings were installed at times when roads were quiet. The locations of the temporary markings were determined by the council’s traffic team.

The tributes are dedicated to frontline workers Credit: Durham County Council

NHS staff work incredibly hard at all times to provide care and support for all of us and have continued to be dedicated to their work despite the difficulties of the coronavirus.

Cllr Lucy Hovvels MBE, Cabinet member for adult and health service
The council has described NHS workers as 'incredible' Credit: Durham County Council

As a council we wanted to make sure that NHS workers received the county’s messages of gratitude and support loud and clear.

Cllr Brian Stephens, Cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local partnerships