Statement by the Chair of Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
“Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Nation has lost its most dedicated and long serving Sovereign. We offer our deepest sympathy on behalf of the people of Moreton-inMarsh.”
Eileen Viviani MBE, Chair of Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council
Events in Moreton-in-Marsh
Official Proclamation Day | Saturday 10th September
The Proclamation Day will take place in London on Saturday. This is the day when the new Sovereign, King Charles III, will be proclaimed in London.
Book of Condolence | 3pm, Friday 9th September
A Book of Condolence will be opened from 3pm on Friday at the Redesdale Hall. It will be available to be signed by Residents between 8.30am and 7pm until the day after Her Majesty’s funeral.
Floral tributes (no plastics or cellophane please) may be placed at the Moreton War Memorial until the day of the funeral, after which they will be removed.
Local Authority Proclamation Day | Sunday 11th September
On Sunday the announcement of the new Sovereign will be read in Moreton-in-Marsh at the War Memorial on the High Street as part of the transfer of power to the new Monarch. Residents and visitors are invited to attend the Proclamation, which will take place at 4pm. This follows the Proclamation in London and subsequent readings of the Proclamation in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast and at Shire Hall Gloucester.
Church service | On the eve of the funeral
On the eve of Her Majesty’s funeral a church service will be held at St David’s Church – all are welcome.
National 2 Minute Silence | On the day of the funeral
Residents are invited to participate in two minutes of silence, which will be observed at 11am at the War Memorial in Moreton.
Postponement of meetings
Meetings for the Planning Committee and the Finance Committee, scheduled to take place on the 12th and 13th of September have postponed out of respect during this time.