Book of condolence, flowers, new Monarch proclamation

Friday, 9 September 2022
Picture of the Picture of the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, Councillor Eric Broadbent, signing the book of condolence at the Town Hall

Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen on Thursday 8 September a public ceremony to proclaim King Charles III as the nation’s new Sovereign will take place in the gardens at the side of the Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, on Sunday 11 September at 4pm.

The Mayor of the Borough of the Scarborough, Councillor Eric Broadbent will read out the proclamation and the Town Crier, David Birdsall, will draw attention to the announcement just before 4pm in his customary manner.

Any member of the public is invited to attend the event and join councillors, council colleagues and special guests in observing the proclamation.

A book of condolence is open at the Town Hall on St Nicholas Street in Scarborough for anyone to sign and pay their respects at the following times:

  • Up until Sunday 18 September - 9am to 7pm
  • Monday 19 September (day of the state funeral) - 9am to 10.30am and 12.30pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 20 September (final day of access) - 9am to 5pm

People are invited to lay their floral tributes in memory of Her Majesty in the gardens at the side of the Town Hall.

A national e-condolence book has been set up and can be accessed on the Royal website.  

Since the official announcement of the death yesterday (8 September) the council has been flying the union flag at half-mast above the Town Hall as a formal mark of respect, as with all other civic buildings up and down the country.

In line with the national Proclamation Day, the flag will be raised to full height from 11am, Saturday 10 September and will be returned to half-mast at 1pm, Sunday 11 September, where it will remain up to and including the day of the funeral of Her Majesty.

Whitby Town Council has opened a book of condolence at the Pannett Art Gallery. Floral tributes in Whitby can be placed at the Dock End war memorial.

Filey Town Council has opened a book of condolence at its offices at 52 Queen Street. Floral tributes in Filey can be placed at the memorial garden in Murray Street.
 

Picture of the The Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, Councillor Eric Broadbent, lays a floral tribute to Her Majesty The Queen in the Town Hall gardens, with lead of the council, Councillor Steve Siddons and chief executive, Mike Greene (far left)