Merton Council lowered its flag this morning in memory of all those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack last Friday (13 November 2015). The council has also opened a book of condolence.
Leader of Merton Council Councillor Stephen Alambritis addressed council staff and residents, who joined others across the UK and Europe to remember the loss that has been felt by so many.
A book of condolence is available at the entrance of the civic centre, which everyone is invited to sign. The book will be there until the end of November, when the council will send it to the French Ambassador to London on behalf of the residents of Merton.
Mayor of Merton Councillor David Chung said: “The terrorist attacks in Paris this weekend were felt by us all. So close to home and such an ordinary Friday night when many people had finished their working week and were enjoying the start of the weekend. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who lost their lives. We also think of their families, friends and colleagues at the very difficult time.”
Leader of the Council Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: “Our thoughts are with all those who lost their lives in this atrocity. We were all so deeply shocked that this should happen once more on French soil. Our thoughts are with the families, friends, colleagues and loved ones of all those who were killed. We stand shoulder to shoulder with the French people in the face of such terrorist attacks which seek to threaten our shared values.”