Statement from the Mayor of the City of Derby, Councillor Robin Wood
Published: 10 September 2022
It is with much sadness that we have learned of the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
My sadness at this time is shared with Members and Officers of the Council and, I am sure, all residents across the whole of Derby, as we remember with affection and gratitude the lifetime of service given by our longest-reigning Monarch of more than 70 years.
Throughout her reign, Derby has enjoyed significant connections to HM The Queen, and we have all greatly valued her leadership, longevity and dutiful dignity.
As a mark of respect, the Union Flag will be flown at half-mast on the Council House flagstaff until the morning following the funeral.
There is a protocol for when the flag should be raised and lowered and the Council will ensure that this is duly observed, as well as other considerations for the period of mourning.
Books of condolence have been placed in the reception area at the Council House in Derby for residents to express their sadness at this time. These will be available from 9.00am – 5.00pm until the day after the funeral for all wishing to pay their respects.
Further books are available in other areas throughout Derbyshire; view details online.
In addition, residents can sign the national online book of condolence, which can be found online.
As a mark of respect some of my engagements may need to be postponed at this sad time.
Please view information about Derby’s Book of Condolence, floral tributes, flag raising, road closures, and more on the Council’s Newsroom.