Nottingham Coming Together – Vigil in Old Market Square at 5.30pm Thursday

Our city remains in shock after the tragic death of three people and injury to further victims. We know the impact of these awful events will be felt not only by the victims’ families and friends but by the wider Nottingham community and so it is important that we take time to join together to share our grief and to remember the people we have lost.

We will come together as one city at a vigil to be held in the Old Market Square on Thursday evening, 15 June from 5.30pm. The vigil will be a chance for people to come together to mourn and to show the world how Nottingham takes a stand against violence.

We are extremely grateful for the messages of support our city has received from near and far and the professional and swift response provided by our emergency services.

A book of condolence has been opened at the Council House and the flag has been lowered to half-mast as the city mourns the tragic loss of life following yesterday’s horrific incident.

People are also being invited to lay flowers on the steps of the Council House while the lights on the building will be lowered at night as a mark of respect.

At tomorrow’s vigil, the Lord Mayor, Cllr Carole McCulloch and Leader of the Council, Cllr David Mellen will be joined by Shearer West, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Nottingham and representatives from our faith communities who will lead a minute’s silence at 6pm from the steps of the Council House.

People are welcome to join from home by lighting a candle in their window or doorstep or find out more through the council’s MyNottingham social media channels #NottinghamTogether.

As a valued stakeholder and champion of the city, we wanted to reach out to you directly and thank you for your support during this difficult time. We invite you to join us in Old Market Square so that together we can show that our city stands together for love, unity and solidarity.

Yours sincerely,

Melbourne Barrett                               Cllr David Mellen

Chief Executive                                      Leader of the Council

Nottingham City Council                    Nottingham City Council