Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council, has sent the following message to Brent Labour councillors regarding the funeral arrangements for Cllr Tayo Oladapo who died in January. See 'Brent Labour Group should do the decent thing for an ex-colleague' LINK and 'Brent Council clarifies communication issues over the death of Cllr Tayo Oladapo' LINK
Just wanted to give you a quick update about what’s happening with Tayo and his family.
His family has applied for their Visas to come to the UK, but sadly the application has been refused and they are looking to appeal the decision.
They will be sending me the details of the refusal and I will be in touch with Dawns office to see how we can help them to get their Visa.
I will do whatever I can do to assist; we may as a group need to consider how to make the arrangements for the funeral if the family wishes us to do so, which is highly likely considering the circumstances.
We also need to consider placing a memory vine leaf in the Civic centre gardens for Tayo after his funeral. We can also place a memory leaf for Dan Filson after the plaque has been unveiled next week.