The Councillors and staff of Epsom & Ewell Borough Council (EEBC) are deeply saddened at the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.
You can read our statement, including a message of condolence from the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, Councillor Woodbridge, here.
Three condolence books which can be signed by the general public have been laid out in the following places:
- The Town Hall Reception (open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm)
- Bourne Hall foyer area (open Tuesday – Saturday 9.30am – 5pm)
- The Community and Wellbeing Centre (open Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm)
There is no facility for donations at any of these locations. These venues are closed on Monday 19 September which is a bank holiday. Condolence books will close the day after the funeral and will be sent to the Surrey Archives accompanied by a letter from the Mayor.
Please visit The Royal Family website for general information and the national book of condolence.
Sunday 18 September National Moment of Reflection
A National Moment of Reflection to mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second and reflect on her life and legacy will be held on Sunday 18 September at 8pm . This is the night before the State Funeral, and will be marked by a one-minute silence. More details are on the Government web page National Moment of Reflection (GOV.UK)
Monday 19 September Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's State Funeral and National Bank Holiday
The day of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's State Funeral has been declared a national bank holiday. This will allow individuals, businesses, and other organisations to pay their respects to Her Majesty and commemorate Her reign, while marking the final day of the period of national mourning.
There will be changes to services on this day including refuse and recycling collections, garden waste collections and community services. Venues may be closed and the Town Hall will be closed. Find out more here.
The State Funeral will be live streamed in some churches in Epsom & Ewell. Here is a list of places where this is taking place. All are welcome.
It will also be live streamed in Guildford Cathedral. For more information on this, and on travel to Royal Palaces, please take a look at the Surrey County Council website.
Proclamation of the King
The proclamation of the King has been read out in all countries and all counties of the United Kingdom. National proclamation took place on Saturday 10 September. There are more details on The Royal Family website.
In Surrey, it has been read at Guildford Cathedral by His Honour Christopher Critchlow the High Sheriff of Surrey accompanied by Michael More-Molyneux the Lord-Lieutenant on Sunday 11 September at 1pm. Please visit the Guildford Cathedral website for more details.
The proclamation has been read by Epsom & Ewell Borough Council at 3.30pm on Sunday 11 September. Members of the public were able to watch the ceremony live, by registering using this link and using webinar ID: 752-813-979
Limited spaces were also available in the public gallery in the Council Chamber.
Epsom & Ewell Borough Council is flying the Union Flag at half-mast until the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, except on Proclamation Day. In line with national protocol, we raised the Union Flag to full mast during the national and borough proclamations and then lowered it back to half-mast for the remainder of the mourning period.
Flags will be raised again the day after the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.