Richmondshire saddened by death of The Queen
Richmondshire District Council has added its condolences to news of the death of Her Majesty, the Queen.
“On behalf of Richmondshire District Council, and the residents and businesses of our district, I send our deepest sympathy to the Royal Family on the death of Her Majesty the Queen. The country owes her an enormous debt of gratitude for her long service to us during her reign,” said Leader of the District Council, Councillor Angie Dale.
“Our hearts and thoughts along with the rest of the country are with her family during this sad time.”
The council is now flying the union flag at half mast above Mercury House and at Friary Gardens in Richmond. The flags will fly at half mast throughout the period of mourning except during the proclamation periods when they may be raised in line with national guidance.
A book of condolence will open at Mercury House on Monday (Sept 12) – residents are welcome to add their messages to it during opening hours (8.45am – 5.15pm Monday to Thursday and 8.45am to 4.45pm on Fridays). Alternatively messages can be added to the national book of mourning on the Royal Family website.
Floral tributes can be placed in Friary Gardens in Richmond – the Chairman of the Council, Councillor Lorraine Hodgson, will place flowers in the gardens on behalf of the council today (Friday).
The local proclamation for the new King Charles III will take place outside the Town Hall in Richmond on Sunday at 4pm, led by the Vice Chairman of the Council, Councillor Jimmy Wilson-Petch. Members of the public are welcome to attend.