Condolence book and security update, from severe to critical

Published Wednesday, 24 May 2017

In line with many other public and government buildings, flags at the Civic Centre were lowered yesterday as a sign of respect, solidarity and sympathy following the terrorist attack in Manchester.

Naturally, our thoughts are with the friends and families of those affected by the terrible incident at Manchester Arena on Monday 22 May.  In an expression of our sympathy and support, the council has placed a book of condolence in main reception at the Civic Centre for members of the public, as well as for staff, to sign and leave messages.

As you would expect, the council is in close touch with the Metropolitan Police following the decision to raise the national threat level from severe to critical.  They have informed us of the enhanced level of policing that will apply in our borough and across London, providing both protection and reassurance in a highly visible way.

If you have any information about suspicious activity or behaviour, call 0800 789 321 and in an emergency, if you need urgent police assistance, you should always dial 999.

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