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Mayor of Thurrock sends condolences to Brussels

FOLLOWING Tuesday’s horrifying events in Belgium, the Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Sue Gray has written to her counterpart at the Belgian capital to express the condolences of the people of the borough.

Cllr Gray, along with Council Leader, Cllr John Kent, and Thurrock Chief Executive Lyn Carpenter, signed the letter.

Flags were flown at half-staff outside the council’s New Road, Grays, Civic Offices on Wednesday (23 March) and a minute’s silence was observed at 11am.

The letter states:

Dear La Maire Yvan Mayeur and all peoples of Brussels

Once again those who threaten our liberty and our democracy have struck at the innocent.

These cowardly attacks have killed and maimed indiscriminately, young and old, resident or visitor; these people try and threaten all of us.

While I want to send you the condolences of the people of Thurrock, I also want you to know we stand squarely with you.

We, as elected representatives, must ensure that the light of liberty and democracy shines brighter still as those who would extinguish it become ever-more desperate.

Again, with our most sincere condolences.

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