A Statement from the Chairman of Papworth Everard Parish Council on the death of Her Majesty the Queen:
The Parish Council is deeply saddened at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during this historic year which marks the Queen’s 70th Anniversary as our Monarch.
Her Majesty was known throughout the world for her tireless and steadfast service and devotion to her people. The 70 years of Her Majesty’s reign have seen some of the most profound changes in human history and throughout all of this Her Majesty has been a constant symbol of hope for people around the world but most particularly here in Britain.
On behalf of Papworth Everard Parish Council, I express our heartfelt condolences to the Royal family at this very sad time. We take comfort in the knowledge that Her Majesty is once more with her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and family now passed.
The flag in the village will be flown at half mast in line with accepted protocol and raised to full mast at 11.00am on Proclamation Day until 1.00pm the following day when it will be lowered to half mast once more.
Books of Condolence will be opened from 7:30am on Friday 9 September at the South Cambridgeshire District Council offices, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, CB23 6EA and will be available to sign between 7.30am and 10.00pm Monday to Friday until the day after the state funeral. The County Council will also have further books of condolence available in key locations in the county as well as an online book of condolence. More details can be found on their website.
An official online book of condolence is available on the Royal Family website www.royal.uk