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Borough comes together to mark The Queen’s passing

11:02 am, Friday, 9th September 2022 - 1 year ago

General

State Funeral of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II: This was held on Monday 19 September at 11am in London. King Charles III has already announced that this will become a bank holiday. We published an update about our council services for the day.

Moments of silence: A national minute’s silence was announced by Government. This was held on Sunday (18 Sep) to “mourn and reflect on the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II”, Downing Street says.

A one-minute silence will take place at 20:00 BST on Sunday 18 September – the night before the Queen’s funeral.

The prime minister’s official spokesman says the silence can be marked “privately at home on your own or with friends and neighbours, out on your doorstep or street with neighbours, or at any locally arranged community events and vigils”.

Services: A special Service was also held at Grimsby Minster ahead of the funeral.

Books of Condolence: Books of condolence will remain open at Grimsby and Cleethorpes Town Halls and Immingham Civic Centre, this week as residents of  North East Lincolnshire join the nation in mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Mayor Cllr Steve Beasant and the Leader of the Council, Cllr Philip Jackson officially declared the Grimsby Book open at 10am last Friday and invited residents to join them in adding their names to it. The Town Hall will be open Monday to Saturday next week (12 – 17 September) from 10am until 4pm.

A book at the Civic Centre in Immingham is also open at the same times and the Cleethorpes book will be open at the resort’s Town Hall today from 10am. An official Letter of Condolence signed by the Mayor, the Leader of the Council and the authority’s Deputy Chief Executive has been sent to King Charles III. Additional Books of Condolence are being opened across the Borough at different areas. An online Book of Condolence is available at www.royal.uk

The Grimsby Book of Condolence closes on Tuesday 20 September at 4pm.

Flags: Union flags have been lowered across civic buildings in the borough and, aside from being raised ahead of the Proclamations, that will remain the case until after the funeral of Her Majesty, The Queen.

Floral tributes: Meanwhile people are advised that floral tributes can be laid on the paved area outside the main doors at the south side of Grimsby Minster, where they have already started to appear. In Cleethorpes people are asked to lay any floral tributes at St Peter’s Church and in Immingham at the front of the Civic Centre building. The flowers will be removed from the tribute areas after the funeral of Her Majesty.

“It is with profound sadness that North East Lincolnshire Council learnt of the death of Her Majesty The Queen yesterday,” said Cllr Beasant.

“Queen Elizabeth II had served her country, Commonwealth, and people loyally for more than 70 years and she is the longest serving Monarch to have overseen the United Kingdom and Countries of the Commonwealth. She will never be replaced,” he added

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Cllr Jackson said: “I share the thoughts of our whole nation today in paying a heartfelt tribute to Queen Elizabeth and what was a magnificent reign. It is a time of great sadness but also of reflection for us all both here in North East Lincolnshire and across the country.”

Proclamation Ceremonies: The National Proclamation Ceremonies occurred on Saturday September 10. These were followed by a regional Proclamation in Lincoln on Sunday, September 11, at 1pm. Following that, the Mayor of North East Lincolnshire, Cllr Steve Beasant, travelled from Lincoln to lead the borough Proclamations at 3pm on the steps of Grimsby Town Hall and then at 4pm on the steps at Cleethorpes Town Hall.

Local events: North East Lincolnshire residents may see some changes to public events up to and including the date of the funeral will be held and details of any changes will be posted, along with updates, at Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022. – NELC | NELC (nelincs.gov.uk)

National Advice:

National mourning guidance from Government

Official guidance for faith groups from Government

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