The Town Council is saddened to hear of the passing of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
A condolence book will be opened at the Town Council Offices on Monday 12th April. Those who do not wish to visit the offices but wish to have their condolences recorded in the Town’s record can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Floral tributes may be laid at the front of the Council Offices near the flagpole. We ask that where possible no plastic/cellophane is used.
The flowers will be collected after the funeral and composted; the compost will be used to fertilise a tree which will be planted in his memory.
Speaking on the announcement from the Palace, the Town Mayor Councillor Stewart Gardiner said:
“I was saddened to hear the news earlier today that The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has died. On behalf of the people of Knutsford, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Her Majesty the Queen and to his children and grandchildren. I trust that all their wealth of shared memories will be of some consolation to them all at this very sad time.
I would also like to pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh for all he achieved; particularly for the World Wildlife Fund and with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and to thank him for his unflinching service to our country; both as a naval officer during World War II and as Consort to the Queen.
God Save The Queen.”
The Town Council is encouraging residents to stand in their doorways for a minute silence at 3pm on Saturday 17th as part of a national silence.