North Somerset mourns Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

6:39pm - 08 September 2022

North Somerset Council has joined people across the Commonwealth and the world in paying tribute to Her Majesty The Queen after the sad news of her death was announced this evening, Thursday 8 September.

Cllr Steve Bridger and Cllr Mike Bell, the Leader and Deputy Leader of North Somerset Council, said: “It’s with great sadness we receive the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“We give thanks for, and pay tribute to, the remarkable and devoted service she gave to the country and also to the whole Commonwealth.

“She was a much-loved figure both here in North Somerset and across the world. We were fortunate to be visited by her on two occasions. Firstly in her silver jubilee year in 1977 and then again in 2007, and we recognise the special and valuable relationship she had with so many charities and organisations in our area.

“Above all our thoughts are with her family who, as well as losing their Queen, have lost a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.”

As a mark of respect all flags on council buildings, and at council parks and open spaces, will be lowered to fly at half-mast with immediate effect.

The council will open Books of Condolence at the Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare and at Castlewood, Clevedon on Friday 9 September.

People will be able to visit those offices to record their tributes in the books between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. 

In addition to these, town and parish councils in our area are also providing their own Books of Condolence, and have designated areas where people can lay floral tributes if they wish.

There is also an electronic Book of Condolence available via the Royal Family website.