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Image of Queen Elizabeth as a young woman and in later life

Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 – 2022

On behalf of the Parish Council and the residents of Sutton cum Lound, we offer our condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Our sadness at this time is shared by people across the globe, as we remember with affection and gratitude the lifetime of service given by our longest reigning Monarch.

Book of Condolences

In accordance with protocol, the Parish Council have arranged for a Book of Condolences to be available for residents to sign in the Porch area of the Village Hall.

The Book can be signed between the hours of 10:00 and 19:00 from Saturday 10 September and every day until the day following her majesty’s funeral.

A candle will be lit in the Porch throughout the hours of darkness during this period.

Local Books of Condolence

Books of condolence will also be opened at the following locations:

  • Harworth Town Hall
  • Misterton Centre
  • Retford Town Hall
  • Tuxford  – The Beeches Community Centre
  • Worksop Town Hall

The books of condolence will be opened for signing from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, or dependent on office hours of the rural locations and will remain open until 5.00pm on the day following the funeral. 

In addition to the above locations, Nottinghamshire County Council will be placing books in all their libraries.

There will also be a link to the Royal e-book of condolence from the Bassetlaw District Council website.

Alternatively, you may use the royal.uk online book of condolence here.

Union Flags

We ask residents, at their discretion, to fly only Union Flags at half-mast until the end of the day of the state funeral.

Laying of Flowers

Provision will be made for the public to lay flowers at the following locations:

  • Old Market Square, Worksop
  • In Front of Town Hall, Market Square, Retford

Parish Council Meeting

The Parish Council Meeting planned for 14 September 2022 has been cancelled, along with other social events planned to take place over the next 10 days.

We will pass on any information received about other plans and arrangements during this period of mourning as they are received.


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