It is with great and deep sadness that we acknowledge and come to terms with to the death of our monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
Born on 21 April 1926, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor became Queen on 6 February 1952. She reigned over us for 70 years. She was the longest living and longest reigning monarch of our country and was the first monarch to reach a Platinum Jubilee. She has served her country with great courage, presence, strength and love for her subjects and their well being. She has been a popular and loved State Leader all over the world. The world is less of a place without her.
On behalf of our communities, the Parish Council sends its deepest sympathies to the Royal family at this time of great sorrow.
Our Union flag is being flown at half mast for the length of the period of mourning until the day after the funeral. It will, however, be flown at full mast on Proclamation Day, when our new King is proclaimed.
The Parish Council has prepared Books of Condolences.
In Coxhoe, the Condolence Book is available to be signed until and including Sunday 18 September at Coxhoe Village Hall between 10.00am and 3.00pm, and until 6.30pm on Thursday 15 September.
In Quarrington Hill, the Condolence Book is available to be signed until and including Sunday 18 September at Quarrington Hill Community Centre between 10.00am and 11.00am, and between 5.00pm and 6.00pm.
The Books will be thereafter held in the Council archives following details being sent to the Private Secretary at Buckingham Palace.
The Parish has allocated an area in the villages for the laying of flowers for anyone who wishes to, as follows:
Coxhoe Village Hall Memorial Garden in Coxhoe
Quarrington Hill Village Green in front of the Tommies Silhouettes on Quarrington Hill Village Green
Please do not leave any plastic wrappings with flowers. Flowers will be collected and composted at an appropriate time.
Coxhoe Parish Council joins the nation in expressing its sadness at this time, as we remember with affection and gratitude the lifetime of service given by Her Majesty.