Residents in Bath and North East Somerset are being advised where they can pay their respects to HM Queen Elizabeth II whose death was announced yesterday (September 8).
Books of condolence have been opened at Bath Guildhall, Keynsham and Midsomer Norton Library and Information Service for anyone who would like to pay their respects.
Floral tributes can be left at Parade Gardens in Bath, Keynsham Memorial Gardens and the Hollies Garden, Midsomer Norton and Haycombe Cemetery.
Union flags are flying at half-mast at the Guildhall in Bath, Keynsham Memorial Gardens and Midsomer Norton Library and Information Service as a mark of respect.
Council flags will be raised on Proclamation Day and on the day following Proclamation Day they will be returned to half-mast.
Councillor Shaun Stephenson-McGall, Chair of Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “Many people will wish to pay tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II who was held in great affection and respect.
“On behalf of the people of Bath and North East Somerset we are flying flags on our buildings at half-mast and invite those wishing to leave a message of sympathy for the Royal Family to do so in one of our books of condolence which are now open. People are also welcome to lay flowers in Parade Gardens in Bath, in Keynsham Memorial Gardens, in the Hollies Garden in Midsomer Norton and Haycombe Cemetery, to honour the Queen.”
Please note that the Chair’s diary of events has been suspended until further notice, and there may be some disruption to services as the council assists with the local response.
For more details visit: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/hm-queen-elizabeth-ii
Books of condolence opening hours:
- Guildhall, Bath 9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday, 9.30am to 4.30pm on Friday and Saturday
- Keynsham Community Space 9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday, 9.30am to 4.30pm on Friday and Saturday
- Midsomer Norton Library and Information Service 9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday, 9.30am to 4.30pm on Friday, and 9.30am to 1.30pm on Saturdays
Addresses and opening times for the council’s libraries can be found here: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/find-library-or-information-and-advice-service