The Council’s plans and arrangements during the national period of mourning

Published: Wed 14th September, 2022

  • Queen Elizabeth II

The Council has been marking the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the Proclamation of King Charles III.

Here is some information about further events and service changes during the national mourning period.

  • A Civic Thanksgiving Service is being held at All Saints with Holy Trinity Church in Loughborough on Friday, September 16 at 7pm. Members of the public are invited. Read more about the service
  • A letter of condolence will be sent to the Royal family by the Mayor of Charnwood on behalf of the borough
  • Books of Condolence will remain open at the Council offices and Town Hall until 5pm on Tuesday, September 20. Please check the dedicated Council website page for more information including opening times. To note, the Council offices are closed over the Bank Holiday weekend but the Town Hall is open Saturday and Sunday, but closed Monday. After the books have closed, they will be kept in the Council archives, as instructed by the Royal Family
  • Flags will remain at half-mast until after the funeral
  • Sunday 8pm – there is a national Moment of Reflection and the Council encourages residents to take part. Read more about the National Moment of Reflection
  • On Monday, September 19, the day of the Queen’s funeral, council offices and buildings will be closed as a mark of respect, that includes all leisure centres, Loughborough Town Hall and Charnwood Museum. Some services will remain operating, such as CCTV and the waste service which is our standard Bank Holiday operating procedure. Our partner Serco will suspend the waste service for the duration of the Queen’s funeral on Monday.
  • To allow people, including Council staff, the opportunity to watch the funeral and mark the two-minute silence on Monday if they can, the Council is not planning to hold any events on that day. Our thoughts will be with the Royal Family.
  • Flowers laid in tribute to the Queen in Queen’s Park, Loughborough are due to be removed after 5pm on Tuesday, September 20. The Mayor of Charnwood will remove the first bouquet. The flowers will be composted and returned to Queen’s Park to nourish the flower beds there.
  • Flags on Council buildings will be raised to mast-head on Tuesday, September 20