Representatives from local services will attend a small civic reception at the Town Hall this week recognising their efforts supporting the Polish community in Liverpool.
Around 80 people, including the Mayor of Sefton and Deputy Mayor of Wirral, have been invited to a civic reception hosted by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Sharon Sullivan and the Consul General of Poland, Mr Lukasz Lutostanski.
Lord Mayor, Sharon Sullivan said: “Today is a great opportunity to recognise and thank those responsible for supporting and welcoming the Polish community in Liverpool and making them feel at home over the past few years.
“Their continuing help and support makes a huge difference to newcomers starting a new life in the city, and I thank them for their efforts, I hope they carry on assisting others wishing to make Liverpool their home.”
Consul General of the Republic of Poland Mr. Lukasz Lutostanski said: We are delighted to honour the work of people in local services who supported the Polish Community in Merseyside and made them feel welcome in their new home.
“We are proud to recognise the voluntary work of Polish community organisations and positive impact they had on building better relations.”
Since Poland joined EU in 2004 there have been many Polish people coming to the city to make Liverpool their hometown. Over the last few years a number of community organisations have been established that have contributed to the cultural life of the city such as Merseyside Polonia and Polish Saturday School.
Local services have also played a key part in helping newcomers settle into the city offering employment or starting up groups such as the Polonia camps football team.
There will also be a special performance by Katy Carr and the Aviators presenting songs inspired by Poland and its history.