Published on 10th December 2013

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Cheltenham Borough Council is offering the public a chance to pay their own personal tribute to Nelson Mandela by setting up a book of condolence.

The book is in the reception of the Municipal Offices and anyone is welcome to come in and write a message in the book or alternatively they can fill in a form on our website which will be printed off and placed in the book.

As a mark of respect the council will be flying the flag at half mast on the Municipal Offices over the weekend as Mr Mandela’s funeral takes place on Sunday 15 December.

Mayor Wendy Flynn, says: “Nelson Mandela was such an inspirational figure. I’m sure there are many people in Cheltenham, like me, that want to pay their respects and so we have created a book of condolence to give people that opportunity.”

The book will be in reception at Cheltenham Borough Council, Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 9SA until Friday 10 January and the form will be on our website until this date. Messages need to be received by this point to be entered in the book.

Once the book is complete it will be sent on to the South Africa High Commission in London.

Press contact: Kelly Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154, email [email protected]

Notes: To find out where the Municipal Offices are visit our website: