Council adds its condolences on death of Queen

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Hambleton District Council has added its condolences to news of the death of Her Majesty, the Queen.

On behalf of the authority, its officers and residents of the district, Council Leader, Councillor Mark Robson has sent a message to Buckingham Palace.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of our Majesty, the Queen. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family at this very difficult time. We owe her an enormous debt of gratitude for her long and loyal service to this country.”

Since the official announcement of the death the council has been flying the union flag at half-mast above the Civic Centre in Northallerton as a formal mark of respect.

The flag will fly at half-mast throughout the period of mourning except during the proclamation period when it may be raised in line with national guidance.

Floral tributes can be placed across Hambleton in the following locations: the Town Square in Northallerton, Thirsk Clock, the flag pole at the market place at Easingwold, on High Green at Great Ayton, at the memorial garden on Manor Close in Stokesley and at the Bandstand in Bedale. Flowers can also be laid at the Civic Centre in Northallerton.

A book of condolence has opened at the Civic Centre and residents are welcome to add their messages to it during office opening hours (8.45am – 5.15pm Monday to Thursday and 8.45am to 4.45pm Friday).

Anyone who wishes to send a written message to add to the condolence book should send them to the Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Northallerton, DL6 2UU – marked as Book of Condolence.

Alternatively, messages can be included in the national book of remembrance at https://www.royal.uk/send-message-condolence

A local public ceremony to proclaim King Charles III as the nation’s new Sovereign will take place at 10am on Monday 12 September at the Civic Centre.

This local proclamation will follow the national proclamation from St James’ Palace on Saturday and the regional proclamation in York, which will take place on Sunday.

A two minutes’ silence will also be held in due course with details to be confirmed.

Published: 8th September 2022

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