Councillors from all parties backed a Liberal Democrat motion which paid tribute to the hard work and dedication of those who made the recent Olympics and Paralympics such as success.
The successful motion, which was proposed by Liberal Democrat councillors Paul Lorber, Daniel Brown, Ann Hunter, Sami Hashmi, Barry Cheese, Carol Shaw, Mark Cummins and Jack Beck at Monday’s full council meeting, reads
Olympics and Paralympics
Council pays tribute to all those involved in the successful delivery of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, including council staff and many Brent residents.
Council congratulates and celebrates the hard work and successes of the British team, in particular those who were brought up or live in the vicinity of Brent, including time-trial gold-medallist Bradley Wiggins.
In particular Council thanks the many volunteers, from Brent and beyond, who worked as Gamesmakers or London Ambassadors or in other capacities during the Games. Their goodwill, enthusiasm, skill, cheerfulness and dedication ensured that the Olympic and Paralympic Games were enjoyed by spectators and athletes alike and make an enormous contribution to the success of the Games.
Council acknowledges the importance of volunteering in Brent throughout the year, and the dedication of thousands of unsung heroes who work hard for no financial reward to support others and improve the community in which they live.
Council commits itself to support and encourage those who are prepared to devote their time and effort to the local community in this way.