Published: Thursday, 8th September 2022
Statement from the Mayor of King's Lynn & West Norfolk on the death of Her Majesty The Queen.
It is with sadness and deep sorrow that we pay our respects to Her Majesty The Queen. For seven decades, The Queen served our country and the Commonwealth with great distinction and dedication. The fact that she kept so resolutely to a programme of public engagements until very recently is evidence of the courage and sense of duty that marked the whole of her public life.
The Queen had a special place in the hearts of west Norfolk people, having spent so many happy times in her Sandringham residence and around our beautiful borough.
I will be sending a letter to our new Sovereign, on behalf of the residents of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, expressing our sincere condolences.
As a mark of respect our flags will be flown at half mast, being raised to full mast for the Proclamation, and back to half mast until after the funeral.
A book of condolence will be opened at King’s Lynn Town Hall for people to leave a comment. Books of condolence will also be available at King’s Lynn Minster, and in Downham Market and Hunstanton. An ebook of condolence will be available online on the official Royal website.
A designated area in the grounds of King’s Lynn Minster, by the west door, will be set up for people who wish to leave floral or other tributes.
Mayor of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, Cllr Lesley Bambridge