Published on 25th May 2017

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Cheltenham Borough Council is offering the public a chance to pay their own personal respect to the victims of the Manchester attack 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.

As a mark of respect the council is flying the flag at half-mast on the Municipal Offices until 8am on Friday 26 May. The council also observed a one minute’s silence which took place today (25 May) across the UK at 11am BST.

Mayor of Cheltenham, Cllr Klara Sudbury, said: “We have all been affected by the tragic events in Manchester and we stand together with the victims and their families. We are humbled to see the dignified and united response to this horrific attack on innocent people by the communities affected and give thanks to all those who came to their aid in the immediate aftermath. Our democratic, peaceful and tolerant way of life benefits all of us, we must not let terrorists drive our communities apart or change the way we lead our lives or they will win.”

The book will be in reception at Cheltenham Borough Council, Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 9SA until 5pm on Friday 2 June.

Once the book is complete it will be sent on to Manchester City Council.

For press enquiries contact: Laura Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154, email [email protected]

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