Published: Wed 21st September, 2022
Flowers left in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Carillon Tower in Queen’s Park in Loughborough have been collected.
The Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson, joined the Council’s open spaces partner, idverde, in removing the tributes.
The flowers will now be placed in the park’s composting compound and in a few weeks the compost will be used on flower beds in the park.
Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson, said: “The tributes left for Her Majesty at the Carillon Tower were extremely moving and it was an honour to be able to look through them.
“For them to be composted and then spread back across the park is a fantastic idea. Thank you to everyone who left flowers and messages.”
Flowers left at locations such as Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Hyde Park in London will also be composted and spread across Royal Parks.
Messages that were left with flowers in Queen’s Park have also been collected and will be added to the Books of Condolence which were available to sign at both the Council’s Southfield offices and Loughborough Town Hall.
The two books have now closed and will be retained by the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester, and Rutland.