Newham and all of London remains open says Mayor of Newham

23 March 2017 in Council and democracy and Mayor
A statement from Sir Robin Wales, following the tragic events in Westminster yesterday:
“The events in Westminster yesterday have left us all shocked and deeply saddened. The thoughts of everyone associated with Newham Council are with the families and friends of those killed and injured.

“This was an attack on innocent people, on our capital city and on democracy itself.

“Our message – and our response – is a simple yet powerful one of resilience, solidarity and defiance. Terrorists must never – and will never – be allowed to win.

“We all need to send a loud and clear message that Newham and the whole of London remains open. For that reason all of our planned council activities across the borough are going ahead as normal.

“Members and officers observed a minutes silence today at Mayoral Proceedings and silences were also observed by council staff across all of our buildings this morning. The flags at our town hall are also flying at half mast.

“It is paramount we all stand together to condemn the appalling actions of yesterday. This borough is a place of many beliefs and cultures and we must continue to celebrate our togetherness.”

A vigil is being held in Trafalgar Square tonight between 6pm and 7pm for people to come together in solidarity to remember those who have lost their lives and express sympathy with their families and loved ones.