A memorial book is now available in reception of the Waltham Forest Town Hall

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The flag at the town hall is flying at half-mast today as a sign of respect. The flag at the town hall is flying at half-mast today as a sign of respect.

A memorial book for Nelson Mandela is available for residents to sign.

Anyone wishing to sign the book can do so in the reception of the Waltham Forest Town Hall in Forest Road, Walthamstow.

An online version is in the process of being set up.

The council leader Chris Robbins has paid tribute to Mr Mandela this morning.

He said: “There can surely be no other figure who has stood out during my lifetimes as an inspiration to people everywhere. Nelson Mandela was a true hero, not only for his people in South African, but for people all over the world who stand up for what they believe in.

"His example has particular significant for a borough like ours where so many people from so many parts of the world look to someone like him. His legacy will be to provide faith to anyone who works to change the world into a better and fairer place for all.”

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2:31pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

This is a lovely tribute to the great man and like Lady Diana, maybe it would be nice to have a sea of flowers, say, perhaps outside South Africa House?
People will be able to spontaneously express their grief and affection, those who are not well connected like Alan Sugar, Eleanor Laing and Lee Scott and Clive Loakes who have instant access to the press to express themselves.
This is a lovely tribute to the great man and like Lady Diana, maybe it would be nice to have a sea of flowers, say, perhaps outside South Africa House? People will be able to spontaneously express their grief and affection, those who are not well connected like Alan Sugar, Eleanor Laing and Lee Scott and Clive Loakes who have instant access to the press to express themselves. Billy Yerache

3:09pm Sun 8 Dec 13

myopinioncounts says...

Instead of a 'sea of flowers' that only benefits the florists, send money to to a charity that supports black South African AIDS orphans whose lives have improved little since the end of Apartheid.
One such charity to keep in mind is http://www.onelife-o
nline.org.uk. - (Registered charity number: 1102955)
Instead of a 'sea of flowers' that only benefits the florists, send money to to a charity that supports black South African AIDS orphans whose lives have improved little since the end of Apartheid. One such charity to keep in mind is http://www.onelife-o nline.org.uk. - (Registered charity number: 1102955) myopinioncounts

6:16pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

myopinioncounts wrote:
Instead of a 'sea of flowers' that only benefits the florists, send money to to a charity that supports black South African AIDS orphans whose lives have improved little since the end of Apartheid.
One such charity to keep in mind is http://www.onelife-o

nline.org.uk. - (Registered charity number:I kind of agree but having signed the book for prosperity I feel much more content with his passing and I would urge anyone concened with this sudden bad news to mitigate their grief by adding closure in the form of a signature.
[quote][p][bold]myopinioncounts[/bold] wrote: Instead of a 'sea of flowers' that only benefits the florists, send money to to a charity that supports black South African AIDS orphans whose lives have improved little since the end of Apartheid. One such charity to keep in mind is http://www.onelife-o nline.org.uk. - (Registered charity number:I kind of agree but having signed the book for prosperity I feel much more content with his passing and I would urge anyone concened with this sudden bad news to mitigate their grief by adding closure in the form of a signature. Billy Yerache

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