THURROCK COUNCIL has defended their decision not to open a book of condolence in memory of Nelson Mandela.
Books have been opened up all over the country as the nation pays tribute to the father of modern South Africa who passed away last week, aged 95.
YT’s sister paper, Your Harlow has reported that the Lady Chair of Harlow Council has signed the book at their Civic Offices.
A book was also opened up at Barking and Dagenham Council offices in Barking so that residents can leave their mark on Madiba.
A Thurrock Council spokesperson said: “We have no book of condolence as we are confident the national arrangements are more than sufficient.”