Nottingham will mark the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster with a minute’s silence on Monday 15th April.
Local people are invited to join the Lord Mayor and the Sheriff of Nottingham in front of the Council House in the city’s Old Market Square for the silence at 3.06pm, the time when the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest was stopped.
Representatives from Nottingham Forest are due to attend with Notts County also represented. Football fans are being encouraged to wear their team’s colours, whoever they support.
A Book of Condolence will be available for people to sign at the Council House and the building will be lit in red and white, the team colours of both Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, on the evenings of 14th and 15th April.
Ian Curryer, Chief Executive of Nottingham City Council, said: “Many people from Nottingham were at Hillsborough 30 years ago and witnessed the tragedy that took place there. Then and now we share the grief felt by the families affected and the city of Liverpool. It’s important that we stand together with them on 15th April to remember the 96 people who lost their lives.”
John McGovern, club ambassador for Nottingham Forest, said: “The tragic events from that day should never be forgotten. I’m sure the Forest family will take this opportunity to pay their tributes for not only the supporters that never returned, but also the family and friends who were affected by what happened. Today is a day when footballing rivalry is put to one side as we remember the 96.”