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Chesterfield pauses to remember London terror victims

Chesterfield came together this morning (Thursday 23 March) to remember those killed and injured in yesterday’s terror attacks in London.

Members of the public joined Chesterfield Borough Council staff and councillors at various council buildings across the town to observe a national one minute silence timed to coincide with a silence held in parliament at 9.33am.

Councillor John Burrows, Chesterfield Borough Council’s leader, said: “It is massively important that we let any terrorist organisation and individuals understand that Chesterfield, like London, like the United Kingdom will not be swayed by any terrorist act.

“We are in support of our colleagues in parliament. The tragedy that has struck there has our sympathy and support for the families affected.

“It’s important that Chesterfield, like anywhere else in the country observes this one minute silence.”

The silence was observed at the Town Hall in Rose Hill, as well as in other council buildings including the Customer Service Centre in New Square, Chesterfield Market Hall, Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre, Queen’s Park Sports Centre and the Healthy Living Centre in Staveley.


First published on 23 March 2017 Last updated on 07 July 2017