Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Nomination for a Green Plaque at Paddington
Station in honour of the arrival of the Windrush Generation into
central London from 1948 to 1973.
Summary of Decision
That the nomination for a commemorative Green Plaque to the Windrush Generation be approved, subject to Listed Building Consent.
Reasons for Decision
The arrival of HMT Empire Windrush has become an important landmark in the history of modern Britain. Images of Caribbean passengers filing down the gangplank have come to symbolise the significant contribution the Windrush Generation has made to the infrastructure, economy and culture of Britain.
Windrush Day was introduced in 2018 on the 70th anniversary of the first landing of Caribbean immigrants. The day honours the huge contribution that the Caribbean community has made to Britain. It is intended to unveil this Westminster Green Plaque on Windrush Day 2021, at the site where many immigrants set foot in London for the first time.
Stuart Love, Chief Executive,
Westminster City Hall,
64 Victoria Street
LONDON SW1E 6QP
27 May 2021
Publication date: 27/05/2021
Date of decision: 27/05/2021