Her Majesty The Queen

Posted on: Thursday, September 8, 2022

Chairman of Newark and Sherwood District Council, Councillor Sue Saddington, said: “It is with the greatest sadness that we learnt of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s death is an enormous loss to the nation having spent an entire lifetime of devoted service and duty to the United Kingdom. The majority of us will have never known a time without our Queen. On behalf of Newark and Sherwood District Council and our residents, may I offer our sincere condolences and convey our deepest sympathies to the entire Royal Family.”

The period of National Mourning has ended after the funeral of our Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II, on Monday 19 September. 

Monday 19 September was declared a bank holiday.

Local mourning information

Church Bells

A single church bell chimed 96 times at noon on 9 September 2022 at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Newark to mark every year of the Queen’s life.

Books of Condolence

The Church of England Book of Condolence can be accessed here: Her Majesty The Queen - book of condolence | The Church of England

The Royal Family Book of Condolence can be accessed here: Royal UK Send a Message of Condolence

Physical books of condolence were available at the following:

Floral Tributes

Those wishing to leave floral tributes were asked to do so in the area around the War Memorial adjacent to Appleton Gate (at the rear of St Mary Magdalene Church).

All floral tributes will be collected and will be composted following the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen.

Cllr Sue Saddington and Cllr David Lloyd laying flowers

Newark and Sherwood District Council's Chairman, Councillor Sue Saddington, along with our Leader, Councillor David Lloyd, have left flowers at Castle House to commemorate HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Lord Lieutenant visit to Castle House

On Friday 16 September we were joined by the Lord Lieutenant, Sir John Peace, at Castle House.

Also in attendance was the Nottinghamshire High Sheriff, Paul Southby, our Chairman, Councillor Sue Saddington, our Leader, Councillor David Lloyd and our Chief Executive, John Robinson.

Sir John and the High Sheriff both signed the Book of Condolence and Sir John then led a minute’s silence for guests and Council staff.

Sir John was appointed by the Queen as her representative in Nottinghamshire and plays a key role in this period of National Mourning.

This minute’s silence was in advance of the national one minute’s silence at 8pm on Sunday 18 September.

Lord Lieutenant Visit

NSDC Leader, Councillor David Lloyd, NSDC Chief Executive, John Robinson, NSDC Chairman, Councillor Sue Saddington, Lord Lieutenant, Sir John Peace and Notts High Sheriff, Paul Southby.

Proclamation of the Accession of King Charles III

The Newark and Sherwood Proclamation of the Accession of His Majesty King Charles III took place on Sunday 11 September, at Castle House, Great North Road, Newark, NG24 1BY.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford GCB CBE Deputy Lieutenant led the tributes to Queen Elizabeth II and the Proclamation of the King was delivered by Chairman of Newark and Sherwood District Council, Councillor Sue Saddington.

Members of the public were invited to attend.

More information: Proclamation of the Accession of King Charles III