Harrow Council promised their residents it would be supporting the LightsOut event, on Monday 4th August, from 10-11pm, to remember the First World War.
A spokesperson for Harrow said:
Lights at Harrow Civic Centre will go out on today (Monday, 4th August) from 10pm to 11pm, to remember the outbreak of the First World War.
Harrow Council is participating in the LIGHTS OUT remembrance event and will be lighting a candle as a moment of reflection.
So, did we see the Civic Centre in anything approaching darkness? No, of course we didn’t.
One resident dropped by, to see if the Council might keep it’s word, and, having asked the Security Desk why the lights weren’t turned off, was met with total indifference.
Luckily, @praxisreform on Twitter made the effort to go along, and reports that there were “enough lights left on to play football by.”
He took these pictures below:
HarrowCouncil have been asked to comment on what happened and why it failed to show respect to those that gave up their lives in the war. So far, no reply has been received.