28 community heroes and acts of kindness in Dacorum that have been a shining light during the Covid-19 pandemic
We want to give a special mention to these people and groups as we mark the coronavirus lockdown anniversary
Today (March 23) marks the first anniversary of the first national lockdown and people across the country are being encouraged to take a moment to remember those who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Dacorum Borough Council will be supporting the National Day of Reflection, and observing the national one minute silence at 12noon. Hertfordshire Police will also be honouring the one minute silence and the flag will be flying at half-mast outside police headquarters.
People are being encouraged to observe the one minute silence to show silent support and solidarity for the millions of people who have been affected across the world during the past year.
In Dacorum, 8,372 people had tested positive for Covid-19 and the borough had recorded 318 deaths - within 28 days of the first positive coronavirus test - by the morning of March 22, according to Public Health England.
But what has been a shining light during the last 12 months is the community spirit, volunteers supporting local charities and organisations, and people helping others, which has been praised by the Hemel Hempstead MP, DENS and Community Action Dacorum.
People have rallied round to help each other and ensure the most vulnerable and elderly people are not forgotten about.
Here we take a look back at just some of the kind acts, creative ideas, community spirit, and fundraising that we have seen in Dacorum during the coronavirus pandemic.