Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
Statement from the Mayor of Telscombe Town Council, Councillor David Judd
“The Councillors and officers of Telscombe Town Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.”
Further details can be found at: www.royal.uk
Book of Condolence
A Book of Condolence at Telscombe Civic Centre and will remain open until the day after the funeral. You can some to sign it between 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
The Royal website have opened an online book of condolence. Click here to access:- https://www.royal.uk/send-message-condolence
Flowers can be laid outside Telscombe Civic Centre under the flag pole. All wrappers should be removed and disposed of in the bin provided.
The Proclamation of the new Sovereign to the county of East Sussex will be at 1pm on Sunday 11th September on the forecourt of County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1UE. The Proclamation will be made by the High Sheriff of East Sussex, in the presence of the Lord-Lieutenant.
The Proclamation for Telscombe Town will be at 3pm on Sunday 11th September at the flagpole at the front of Telscombe Civic Centre, 360 South Coast Road, Telscombe Cliffs, BN10 7ES. The introduction will be made by the Deputy Lieutenant, Kathy Gore, and the Proclamation will then be read by a member/officer or past Mayor of Telscombe Town Council.
The Proclamation of a new Sovereign is a very old tradition which is traced back over many centuries.
This ceremony does not create a new King. It is an announcement of the accession which took place immediately on the death of the reigning monarch. The proclamation is one of the first occasions when communities can come together and reflect on the moment in our nation’s history when the reign of our longest-serving Monarch came to an end and our new Sovereign succeeded.
There will be a memorial service at Telscombe Community Church, Buckhurst Road on Sunday 11th September at 4pm. All are welcome to attend.
The Union Jack flag at the Telscombe Civic Centre was put to half-mast following the announcement of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II. However, some may have wondered why it was restored to full mast at 11am on Saturday 10th September. This is the protocol following the official proclamation of King Charles III as new monarch which lasts until the final proclamation is issued on Sunday 11th September at 1pm. The flag will then be lowered back to half-mast in mourning for the Queen and return to normal at 8am on the day following the funeral.
National Moment of Reflection
The Telscombe Civic Centre will be open from 7.30-8.30pm on Sunday 18th September and you are welcome to join us, which will include a minute’s silence at 8pm. Free tea, coffee and biscuits will be available.