Opening up and covering up: A message from Leader Graham Henson

Sunday marks the third anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire. It is important for us to remember and reflect on this terrible tragedy and the immense loss of life.

While Covid-19 continues to affect all aspects of our lives, and the need for social distancing remains, we have had to find new ways to mark anniversaries and remembrance events; many of them moving online.

Here in Harrow we will be showing our support for the Grenfell survivors, and remembering the 72 lives lost, by lighting the Civic Centre green.

This follows Tuesday’s light-up, when we turned the Civic Centre purple to pay our respect to George Floyd and show our support for the Black Lives Matter cause.

If you're taking part in the rally in Harrow town centre on Saturday, please do so safely. While it is an important part of democracy to air your views and support, it is also important to socially distance, take hand sanitiser and wear face masks.

Meanwhile, non-essential high street businesses are preparing to reopen on Monday. We have been busy making sure our residents will be able to go out and support our high streets with confidence - contacting business owners with guidance to make sure they are Covid-secure, so you can continue to shop safely and locally.

As we enter this new phase in the easing of lockdown, more people will be starting to use buses, tubes and trains again. So please remember, as of Monday face coverings will be compulsory on public transport and when visiting hospitals.

If you are heading out to support our local high streets please make sure that you follow the latest social distancing guidance and stay safe.


Published: June 12th 2020