A statement from Councillor Damian White, Leader of Havering Council, in response to the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
“On behalf of the residents and businesses of the London borough of Havering, I would like to express our deep sense of loss at the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. Through initiatives like the Duke of Edinburgh awards which have benefited so many young people, and through his visits to our borough, he has left an indelible mark on Havering.
“As a mark of respect Havering Council has joined other local authorities across the country in lowering the flags at the Town Hall, Romford to half-mast.
“We give thanks for His Royal Highness’s tireless service to his country and the Commonwealth in war and in peace and of course we send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Royal Family and in particular Her Majesty the Queen, in whose grief we share.”