Remembrance and our town’s solidarity
I WOULD like to thank PC Emma Reed and her police colleagues for organising yet again an event in Hayes for the community that live in Hayes and to again prove to the narrow minded critics of Hayes that rather than be a fragmented town as is often claimed,we are in fact ‘in solidarity’
The event was conducted on the frontage of the Social centre in Botwell Lane with prayers said by some of the local clergy and a PCSO.the local faith centres were represented by members of their congregations – Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs, atheists all observed the two minutes silence.
Over 100 people attended the event, some with their little children, in remembrance of those who have died and are still dying in wars all over the world, and of course with emphasis on those who are affected by wars, many of who live alongside us in the community that is Hayes. Something we all tend to forget.
Children from the local school attended, and I am sure some have family members who know first hand the horrendous effect of war
So again I would like to thank the local police teams and Emma especially for their ability to make many of the cynics realise that people who live in Hayes are all part of one community and not just many diverse groups living in isolation. CLLR JANET GARDNER