Statement from the Mayor of Knutsford
It is with great sadness that the Town Council learned of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II today, Thursday 8th September 2022.
Speaking following the announcement, the Town Mayor, Cllr Mike Houghton gave the following statement: “I and members of Knutsford Town Council share the nation’s grief at the sad news of our monarch’s passing. Her Majesty the Queen set the standard for public service which we should all strive to achieve. She will be much missed.
God save the King.”
Book of Condolence and Floral Tributes
A book of condolence is open to sign at the Council Offices, the room will be open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Floral tributes to HM Queen Elizabeth II may be laid at the Magnolia ‘Elizabeth’ tree at the front of the Council Offices, which was planted in HM The Queen’s honour as part of the celebrations for this year’s Platinum Jubilee.
We ask that flowers are laid without cellophane/plastic. After the funeral these flowers will be composted and used to plant a tree in memory of HM The Queen in due course.
Proclamation of the accession of HM King Charles III
The union flag at the Council Offices will be raised to full mast at 9am on Saturday 10th September to mark the proclamation of King Charles as King.
On Sunday 11th September, the Town Mayor will read the local proclamation at 4pm from the steps of the Council Offices following which the union flag will return to half mast until 20th September.
We invite the community to join us for the proclamation.
Civic Service of Remembrance
A civic service of remembrance will be held on Sunday 18th September at 2pm in St John’s Church.
The service will be led by Rev Nigel Atkinson and the Town Mayor, Cllr Mike Houghton.
8pm National Silence
The Town Mayor will lead a minute silence at 8pm on 18th September, the eve of the funeral, at the Council Offices.