Dear All,

I am writing to provide you with an update following the tram incident yesterday (Wednesday 9 November 2016).
The council has now set up a community assistance centre at the Addington Community Association, in Central Parade, New Addington. It is being staffed by council officers, the Red Cross and local church and community groups who will be able to offer support, counselling and advice to anyone affected by this tragic event.

Neighbourhood Safety Officers from the council will be in the local community and around the key tram stops to offer local people assistance and advice.

The British Transport Police have set up a helpline for family and friends to call for further information, the number is 0800 056 0154. Their latest statement has confirmed that seven people have died and 51 people are injured.

A book of condolence is available at the Town Hall.