The Death of the Queen
Kimberley Town Council is extremely saddened to hear of the death of our Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II. Her loss will be felt across our community, as it will be felt across the world. As we mourn, we can also reflect on her 70 years of reign, where she provided a constant presence of strength and warmth to our great nation.
Kimberley Town Council has taken the following steps:
- The Union Flag has been set at half-mast outside the Parish Hall.
- A Book of Condolence has been laid out inside the Parish Hall. Residents are invited to pay their respects by signing it at any of the following times:
. 10 am – 1 pm Monday – Friday
. 10 am – 12 pm Saturday and Sunday, up to and including the day of the Funeral.
Friday 9th September
- 12 noon the church bell will be sounded, once for each year of Her Majesty’s reign
- 7 pm Town Councillors will lay a floral tribute in Toll Bar Square. Residents are invited to attend. You may add your own floral tributes up to the day of the Funeral.
Saturday 10th September
The Union Flag will be raised to full mast following the National Proclamation of the New Monarch.
Sunday 11th September
3.30 pm The Town Council will make its Proclamation of the new Monarch in Toll Bar Square. Residents are invited to attend. This short, formal ceremony will end with singing God Save The King. Afterwards the Union Flag will be returned to half-mast to continue the period of mourning.
Sunday 18th September
6 pm Service at Holy Trinity Church, Kimberley, to commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth II.
Note: All residents and local organizations are asked to consider cancelling any event inappropriate to this period of mourning. Those that do take place should be preceded by a respectful period of silence.
Kimberley Town Council