First citizens of Adur and Worthing pay tribute to Her Majesty The Queen
Released: Thursday, 08 September 2022
How Adur and Worthing is paying tribute to Her Majesty The Queen:
The first citizens of Adur and Worthing today (Thursday, 8th September 2022) paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who has died aged 96.
Union Flags on civic buildings, including Worthing Town Hall and the Shoreham Centre, are now being lowered to half mast to mark Her Majesty's passing.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said:
“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.
“The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
Her Majesty celebrated the Platinum Jubilee of her ascension to the throne earlier this year.
The Chairman of Adur, Cllr Andy McGregor, said:
“This is a deeply sad time for the district and the whole of the UK.
“Throughout her 70 years on the throne, Her Majesty The Queen has been both a figurehead and a constant source of inspiration for all of our communities. Her legacy of positivity and hope will live on.”
The Mayor of Worthing, Cllr Henna Chowdhury, said:
“I wish to extend my condolences and profound sympathies to our Royal Family.
“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been a guiding beacon through all our lives and my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Worthing and the whole country at this sad time.”
- The proclamation of King Charles III acceding to the throne will be made by the Mayor of Worthing outside the town hall at 2:30pm on Sunday
- The Chairman of Adur will make the proclamation at the Shoreham Centre at 3:30pm on Sunday
- Chapel Road in Worthing and Pond Road in Shoreham will be closed for a short time while the ceremonies take place. We are sorry for any disruption this may cause
- Nationally: messages of condolence can be posted online on the Official website of the Royal Household
- Locally: books of condolence have also been opened at the Shoreham Centre and Worthing Town Hall for people to use
- Worthing Town Hall and the Shoreham Centre are closed as normal this weekend but will reopen at 9am on Monday when the books of condolence will be available to sign again
- The flags at our buildings including Worthing Town Hall and the Shoreham Centre will be raised at 11am tomorrow (Saturday 10th September) for the national proclamation of King Charles III, under national guidance
- They will be lowered to half mast on Sunday (11th September) in tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- We have provided space at Worthing Town Hall for anyone wanting to lay flowers in memory of Her Majesty The Queen
- Tributes can also be left opposite the front doors of St Mary de Haura Church in Shoreham
- Please ensure any flowers left are not left wrapped in paper or plastic
- If flowers are placed elsewhere, we may move them to the designated areas
- All flowers will be removed after the funeral of Her Majesty and composted, in line with the green legacy promoted by this year's Queen's Green Canopy of tree planting across the country
- Please also note that we will not be retaining cards or other items left
- Instead you may wish to give a donation to charity
- A National Moment of Reflection will take place at 8pm on Sunday 18th September, the night before the State Funeral, and will be marked by a one-minute silence
- Additionally, there will be a national two-minute silence held shortly before midday at the end of the funeral on Monday
- These silences can be marked privately at home, with friends and family, out on doorsteps or in the street with your neighbours
The government has also issued further information and guidance:
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 - 2022
Page last updated: 05 October 2022