Members and Officers of Ferryhill Town Council are deeply saddened by the death of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Our Country’s longest serving Monarch, leading by example for 70 years through many challenges and triumphs. Her sense of duty and service should be an inspiration to us all.
I convey the deepest sympathies of the Council and Community of Ferryhill to His Majesty the King and all members of the Royal Family at this sad time.
Councillor Carole Atkinson
Ferryhill Town Mayor
As a mark of respect the Union Flag is being flown at half mast from the Town Hall from now until the day following the funeral, with the exception that they will move to full-mast from 11:00hrs to coincide with the reading of the national proclamation and the local reading later that day.
A book of Condolence is open, and will be available in the Town Hall, Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 3.30pm. The book will close at 3.30pm on the day following the funeral.
Messages of condolence can also be left online at the official Royal website Royal.uk
Floral tributes can be laid on the lawn in the Town Hall Garden. The Town Council asks that you remove all wrapping, plastic items etc, as the day following the funeral, flowers, will be collected for composting. This compost will be used at a future date to plant a tree which will become known as ‘The Queen’s Tree’. *
There will be a local proclamation, as yet we do not know the exact day. Please keep reviewing the Council’s website for further details.
*It should be noted that some flowers may be removed earlier than anticipated if they start to deteriorate, but they will still be kept for composting.`