24 May 2017

#WeStandTogether

This morning at 10.30am, people in Brighton & Hove gathered outside the two town halls to observe one minute silences in remembrance of everyone affected by the terrorist attack in Manchester.

A number of vigils have been organised in the city later today. You are all invited and welcome to join these. You can also sign the Manchester City Council book of condolence.

6.30pm - Vigil outside Brighton Town Hall

The Hummingbird Project has called a We Stand Together Vigil outside Brighton Town Hall at 6.30 today. Speakers include Cllr Emma Daniel and Elaine Ortiz.

7pm to 8pm - Vigil at Hove Methodist Church

The Interfaith Contact Group has set aside their regular weekly prayer circle tomorrow (Wednesday 24 May 2017) as a vigil, honouring all those who have suffered both directly and indirectly from the terrible tragedy that took place in Manchester last night.

Meet at: Hove Methodist Church, Portland Road, Hove. BN3 5DR.

8pm to 9pm - Vigil at St Luke’s Prestonville

Meet at: St Luke’s Prestonville, 64 Old Shoreham Road, Brighton. BN1 5DD.

Reporting and support

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 999 in an emergency.

You can also report online to Sussex Police at sussex.police.uk/contact-us/report-online.

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 at www.safeinthecity.info/getting-help/racist-incidents.

For further information and support, go to the Safe in the City website or gov.uk/ACT.