COVID-19 has changed the world in ways that none of us could have imagined.

Lockdown periods have been put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has prompted our communities to pull together in new and inspiring ways.

We would like to pay tribute to everyone who has worked so hard to keep south Essex going during these tough times - whether that be working on the frontline or fundraising - and also pay our respects to those who we sadly lost.

If you know someone who you want to thank, praise, remember or pay tribute to, please leave your message, poem stories and artwork by completing the form below.