HM The Queen, Elizabeth II – East Staffordshire Borough Council statement

Published 9 September 2022


Dear Residents

East Staffordshire Borough Council have provided the following:

Following the announcement by Buckingham Palace of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, East Staffordshire Borough Council has released the following statement.

Councillor George Allen, Leader of the Council, said: “On behalf of East Staffordshire Borough Council I would like to express our sadness at this time. All of our thoughts are with the family.”

Andy O’Brien, Chief Executive, added: “Everyone at the Council is very saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. The Council has now entered an official period of mourning and will follow its protocol for marking the death of a member of the Royal Family.”

The Union Flag at the Town Hall in Burton upon Trent will be flown at half-mast until the morning after the state funeral apart from on the day of the proclamation and the day after proclamation. All other flags at the Town Hall will be removed during this period.

A book of condolence will be opened on Friday 9th September 2022 and will be available to members of the public to sign from 9:30am until 5:00pm on the day following the state funeral. The book of condolence will be available throughout this period at Burton Town Hall, Uttoxeter Town Hall and St Modwen’s Church in Burton. Alternatively, a book of condolence can be signed online at

The Council would like to request that any memorial flowers are left by the War Memorial in Burton upon Trent. Flowers left outside the flag poles at the Town Hall will be respectfully moved to the War Memorial.

The website has further biographical information, details on the funeral and accession and a virtual book of condolence.

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