Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Published: 08 September 2022

Westbourne Parish Council is saddened to learn of the news that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has passed away. The thoughts of the residents of Westbourne Parish are with the Royal Family as they grieve for their Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother.

The Queen demonstrated extraordinary dedication and commitment to duty throughout her Reign and did so with a graceful strength and admirable determination. She ruled throughout decades of change, from the dark post war years through to the new horizons of the 21st century, providing essential continuity for the nation.

This is a period of public grief when people who do not know each other come together to mourn a national figure who has been consistent throughout our lives and for whom we have collective affection despite not knowing her personally.

Tributes in Westbourne Parish

A Book of Condolence has been opened for residents to sign at St John the Baptist Church in Westbourne, where residents may also wish to lay floral tributes and light a tea light for reflection and remembrance.

On behalf of Westbourne Parish, we have sent a letter to the Private Secretary of the new Sovereign, King Charles III, to express our deepest condolences.

We will plant a tree in remembrance of the Sovereign in late autumn.