The Councillors and Officers of Petworth Town Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of HRH The Queen. Her Majesty’s dedication and commitment to her role and country is unrivalled and her historic reign will never be forgotten. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.
A book of condolence for residents who wish to pay their respects, will be available at St Mary’s Church from Friday 9th September. The Church is open for visitors from 9am – 5.30pm.
A national online book of condolence is available at www.royal.uk
The Union Jack flag in Rosemary Gardens, will fly at half mast during the mourning period.
We will write to The Queen’s Private Secretary to request the condolences of the Council and the people of Petworth be passed on to the Royal Family.
Residents who wish to leave tributes in memory of Her Majesty can place items at the War Memorial outside St Mary’s Church.
A local proclamation ceremony for the new monarch will take place at the War Memorial at 2pm on Sunday 11th September. It will be one of a series of similar events in towns and cities throughout the nation.
The proclamation of a new monarch is an age-old ceremony last performed in February 1952 on the Accession of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Council’s Planning Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday 14th September has been postponed.