The Mayor of Croydon and councillors were today joined by the borough’s faith and community leaders at a ceremony to remember those who lost their lives in the Westminster terror attack.
Faith and community group representatives from across the borough and emergency services staff came together to mark last week’s tragic events and to show Croydon stands united against terror and hatred.
The ceremony, which took place at the Town Hall, began with a minute’s silence to remember those who lost their lives or were injured in the attack and was followed by the raising of the civic flag, from half to full mast.
Speeches were given by The Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, Councillor Alison Butler, deputy leader of the council, the Bishop of Croydon the Rt Revd Jonathan Clark and Ashtaq Arain, chair of the Asian Resource Centre and member of the Muslim Association of Croydon.
Councillor Hamida Ali, cabinet member for communities, safety and justice
“After last week’s tragic events, we wanted to pause to reflect and remember those who lost their lives, or lost loved ones. We also wanted to take the opportunity to thank our emergency services for the work they do to keep us safe.
“Croydon is a diverse and vibrant community. We are proud of our differences, we celebrate them and stand shoulder to shoulder with the rest of London in condemning all hate crimes and acts of terror.”