The leaders of the three political groups on Brighton & Hove City Council have released a collective statement on last night's terror attack in London
“It’s with great sadness that today we have found ourselves repeating words like ‘shocked’, ‘appalled’ and ‘bewildered’ in conversations with our friends, families and neighbours about the terror attack in London last night."
“While it's hard to find new and apt words to describe our condemnation of senseless attacks on everyday life, we repeat louder than ever and over and over again, that we stand together strong - united in compassion with people from all faiths and backgrounds. Division and hatred drives people into the ranks of those trying to recruit support to their terror campaigns. We will not let this happen."
“We send our deepest sympathy to all affected by these dreadful attacks and we thank the emergency services who once again have shown incredible bravery and skill in responding to horrific assaults on innocent people on busy streets and in packed bars and restaurants."
One minute silence at 11am on Tuesday 6 June
“We will join the nation in paying our respects when we observe a minute's silence on Tuesday at 11am in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all others affected by the attacks. Flags on council buildings in the city will fly at half-mast from tomorrow (Monday) morning."
“We will also be writing to the Leader and Chief Executive of Southwark Council and the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan offering our support and condolences.”
Help and support
Information about the support available for people affected by the attacks in London Bridge and Borough Market on 3 June 2017 is available on the GOV.UK website
Reporting suspicious behaviour or activity
Co-operation between the public and the police is the greatest asset in tackling the challenge the UK faces from terrorism. Sussex Police and Brighton & Hove City Council are asking all residents and communities to remain aware and to report any suspicious behaviour or activity immediately by calling the confidential anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 or call 999 in an emergency.
You can also make a report on the Sussex Police website
Find out more on the GOV.UK Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) campaign website
Reporting hate incidents
One Voice members urge everyone to be aware and are encouraging residents and communities to report any racist, religiously motivated or other hate incidents within our communities.
Please report hate incidents on the Safe in the City website .
Councillor Warren Morgan, Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council and Leader of the Labour and Co-operative Group
Councillor Tony Janio, Leader of the Conservative Group
Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty, Convenor of the Green Group