Statement from Vice-Chair of North Hertfordshire Council, Councillor Daniel Allen.
North Hertfordshire Council joins the whole nation and the Royal Family in mourning the death of Her Majesty The Queen. On behalf of all our residents, we would like to express our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family.
As the longest serving monarch in British history, Her Majesty The Queen devoted her life to our country and was a symbol of unity, strength and hope for us all.
As a mark of respect for her extraordinary life and reign, the Union flag at the council’s headquarters in Letchworth Garden City will be flown at half-mast from tomorrow (Friday 9 September). Flags at other council locations will also be flown at half-mast.
I will be writing to His Majesty The King and members of the Royal family to express our most sincere condolences on behalf of the district. Many of you will want to share your own messages of condolence and we encourage North Herts residents to take a moment to sign Hertfordshire’s online book of condolence and Buckingham Palace’s online book of condolence.
Those who wish to leave flowers in remembrance of Her Majesty The Queen, can do so at marked areas in Priory Gardens in Royston, Broadway Gardens in Letchworth and The Cloisters in Hitchin.
I hope in this difficult time that we can find comfort in our shared memories of a remarkable woman who united us as a Queen in grace and in dignity for over seventy years.
Vice-Chair of North Hertfordshire Council, Councillor Daniel Allen, will be reading the Proclamation of our new Monarch at 4pm on Sunday 11 September by the flagpole at the Council's headquarters in Letchworth Garden City.
Following official guidance, the flags at Council Offices in Letchworth, Hitchin Town Hall, Priory Memorial Gardens in Royston and Baldock Community Centre will be raised on Saturday and lowered to half mast again on Sunday after the Proclamation.