Mayor and Council Leader express great sadness at death of HM The Queen
The Mayor of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin and the Leader of the Council have expressed their sadness at the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
The Mayor of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin, Councillor Raj Mehta, said: “On behalf of the councillors and staff of Telford & Wrekin Council and the residents of our borough, I would like to express the great sadness felt here at the news of the death of The Queen.”
“Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with the Royal Family at this time.”
Councillor Shaun Davies, leader of Telford & Wrekin Borough Council, added: “The passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is a great national loss and a very sad day for the whole nation. We will shortly be opening books of condolence and making other arrangements for residents of the borough to express their thoughts and sympathies.”
An online Book of Condolence will be opened shortly on the council’s website, and books will also be available soon for people to sign, and will remain open until the day after The Queen’s funeral.
Residents wishing to lay floral tributes are welcome to do so at the floral spaces provided close to where the Condolence Books are located, which will be confirmed in due course.
People are respectfully asked to unwrap any cellophane, plastic or paper from the floral tributes and place these in the nearby litter bins. Flowers left in other public places may be gathered to be laid with the floral tributes at these locations. Any non-floral tributes may be removed.
As a mark of respect, the Union flag at the Council’s main Addenbrooke House building in Telford Town Centre will be lowered to half-mast.
Please visit the Council’s memorial page https://apps.telford.gov.uk/queen/ for more information about national and local arrangements being made during this sad time. This includes links to the national online Condolence Book and information about local bereavement support, as well as more details about the Proclamation of the new King.