Published: Friday, 9th September 2022

This morning the Chair, Vice-Chairman, Leader and Chief Executive led the district’s tributes by signing a formal book of condolence in the Royal Pump Rooms and laid flowers in Jephson Gardens.

The Chair of the Council has also called an urgent meeting at 5pm today (9 September) to enable the Council to formally adopt a resolution expressing sorrow at the passing of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II and to extend the heartfelt sympathy of the Council to His Majesty King Charles III and members of the Royal Family.

During the period of national mourning 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.

Councillor Mini Kaur Mangat commented:

“The loss of our sovereign will be felt deeply by the whole community, and we recognise that many will wish to join us in paying tribute to the remarkable life and service of Her Majesty The Queen.”

Those who wish to lay flowers or plants 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 on the lawns adjacent the Aviary Café and Davies Clocktower.
  • Whitnash - Acre Close, adjacent to the civic centre

The book of condolence is located at the Royal Pump Rooms which will be open daily from 9am to 5pm. Members of the public can also attend a Proclamation Ceremony for King Charles on the steps of Leamington Spa Town Hall this Sunday 11 September at 2pm.

Further updates will be provided on the Warwick District Council and websites.

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