We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Her Majesty The Queen - Statement from the Chair of Warwick District Council at the time of the Queen’s death.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered with a series of tributes across Warwick District - Warwick District to commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen's Book of condolence

The Queen’s Book of Condolence remains open to visitors in the Royal Pump Rooms on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm. The book will be closed on Monday 19 September for the State Funeral, reopening for one more day on Tuesday 20 September. At 5pm on this day, the Chair of Warwick District Council, Councillor Mini Kaur Mangat, will close the book on behalf of the residents of the district. The book will then be passed to officers for binding and submission to the County Records Office, and the Chair will inform His Majesty the King of its location.

The National Book of Condolence is hosted online - send a message of condolence

Floral tributes

Those who wish to lay flowers or plants to mark Her Majesty’s death can visit the following official locations:

  • Kenilworth – Abbey Fields, on the area adjacent to the car park and St Nicholas Church
  • Warwick – Market Square, in front of Shire Hall
  • Leamington Spa – Jephson Gardens around the Davies Clocktower.
  • Whitnash - Acre Close, adjacent to the Civic Centre and Library

We would ask anyone laying floral tributes to remove any plastic/cellophane wrappings and anything that is non-biodegradable. The flowers can then be composted, and any mementoes, cards or drawings will be collected and retained by Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum for display at a future date.

Funeral and ceremonial events

Councillors and officers from Warwick District Council will be joining the nation to observe a one minute’s silence at 8pm on Sunday 18 September, the night before the Queen’s funeral to mourn and reflect on the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, as part of a shared national moment of reflection.  

Services of commemoration and thanksgiving for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II taking place on Sunday 18 September include:

  • Collegiate Church of St Mary’s Warwick ,2.30pm
  • St Mark’s Church, Leamington Spa, 4pm
  • St Nicholas Church, Kenilworth 6.30pm

Please check with individual places of worship for details of other remembrance services.

The following venues will be open to the public to watch the broadcast of the funeral on Monday 19 September.

To add your venue to this list, please email media@warwickdc.gov.uk

Traveling to London

If you are wanting to pay respects and attend ceremonial and commemorative events, please see the official guidance - Attending ceremonial events for the Lying-in-State and the State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen

If you are travelling to London, please check the Travel advice for the mourning period - Transport for London.

Flags

Following the announcement of Her Majesty The Queen’s death earlier today, the flag at the Town Hall has been lowered to half-mast and will remain in that position until 8am on the day after the funeral.

Proclamation

Following the death of our Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the passing of the throne to Charles, public proclamations of the new King will be taking place across the County.

Proclamation of King Charles III

Council services and disruptions

The Council Offices, Everyone Active Leisure Centres, The Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum and Spa Centre will be closed on Monday 19 September.

Essential services including waste and recycling collections, street cleansing and public toilets and those to support the vulnerable will continue, though there will be a pause in operations while the funeral service is taking place.

Warwick Market will take place as usual on Saturday, 17 September.

Council meetings

Draft minutes of the urgent meeting of Warwick District Council - 9 September 2022.