Residents are invited to a special commemorative event on Monday 4 July to mark the beginning of Srebrenica Memorial Week.
At 10am, Monday 4 July, Cllr James Halden, Mayor of Thurrock, and Cllr Qaisar Abbas, Cabinet Member for Communities and Equalities will be joined by speakers representing the Bosnian community to raise the Remembering Srebrenica flag at St Peter and St Paul's Church outside the Civic Offices in New Road, Grays. This will be followed by the blessing of a commemorative tree and a memorial plaque laid in Grays Town Park at 10:45am.
Cllr Qaisar Abbas, Cabinet Member for Communities and Equalities, said "I look forward to welcoming residents on Monday morning as we pay our respects to the 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys who lost their lives in the 1995 genocide.
"By coming together to remember this tragic event, we will once again pledge ourselves to creating a safer, welcoming community for all, as we work toward building a stronger, and more cohesive society as a whole."
For more information about our commitment to recognising Srebrenica memorial events, go to thurrock.gov.uk/srebrenica