Councils in north-west London are celebrating Windrush Day 2020 online as they acknowledge the contributions of the Caribbean community to their societies.

Harrow Council has asked people to share their memories and celebrations through the hashtag #HarrowWindrush while they have encouraged residents to visit online archives to find out more about Black British struggles and achievements.

In its weekly newsletter, the council wrote: “This year we will be celebrating online.

“It is an important time for us to remember and value the contributions of the Windrush generation who came to Britain to help rebuild the NHS, transport and public services following the Second World War.”

In neighbouring Brent, the council has publicised its exhibition from 2018, which marked the 70th anniversary of the Empire Windrush docking in Tilbury.

The exhibition, which highlights the achievements and legacy of the Windrush generation, is available to view on its website.

Accompanying the exhibition, the council wrote: “By revisiting our exhibition for Windrush Day 2020 we want to recognise the legacy and contribution of our Black British Community during these unprecedented times.

“The deep significance of this time does not go unnoticed. Since the murder of George Floyd which has triggered global protests the outrage shines a light on the injustice of systemic racism across the world.

“We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement to fight against the inequalities within our society.

“We are committed to work towards a shift in consciousness that reveals a greater age of freedom and justice for all.

“It is paramount to educate and promote awareness of our rich cultural heritage to combat racism, division and the subjugation of others.”

In a video message to mark Windrush Day 2020, Prince Charles said the nation owes a “debt of gratitude” to those who came over to Britain from the Caribbean from the late 1940s to the early 1960s.

It comes in the face of the Windrush scandal, where members of the Windrush generation and their children were wrongly detained and even deported – and others denied access to official documents, healthcare, work, housing benefits and pensions – despite living legally in the UK.