Merton remembers lives lost in Norway

Merton Council has opened a book of condolence in its Civic Centre and on its website in response to the tragic events that took place in Norway last week.

Following the bomb in Oslo and shootings on Utoeya in which numerous lives were lost and many people were injured, Merton has opened the books to lend support.

The books of condolence will act as a way for residents and visitors to Merton to extend their sympathy to the families, friends or anyone involved with the terrible incidents that took place on Friday 22 July.

Mayor of Merton, Councillor Gilli Lewis-Lavender was the first to sign the book and has also opened up her online blog for those who would prefer to add their condolences via the Internet. She noted:

‘I’m sure everyone was just as shocked as me to learn about the horrendous events that took place in Norway last week where so many innocent people were killed.

‘All our thoughts are with Norway at this time and particularly the survivors and family of the victims. I hope the book of condolence and online blog lend residents and visitors a chance to send their thoughts and sympathy.’

The book is available from today, Wednesday 27 July, in the foyer at Merton’s Civic Centre, Morden and the online book is available now on the Mayor’s blog at