A statement from the Chairman of Bassetlaw District Council, Cllr Madelaine Richardson following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“On behalf of Bassetlaw District Council and our residents, I express our profound sadness and heartfelt sorrow at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and join the nation in a period of mourning.
“The longest serving British Monarch, her life and reign was dedicated to public service, both at home and across the Commonwealth.
“Her Majesty was held in the highest regard by the residents of our District, as was seen by the crowds that lined the streets on her official visits to Bassetlaw in 1968, and in 1981 when she opened Queen’s Buildings in Worksop.
“May I offer our sincere condolences to the Royal Family and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this incredibly sad time.”
The Union Flags at Worksop and Retford Town Halls now fly at half-mast.
Books of condolence will be available to sign at royal.uk, Council offices in Worksop and Retford, as well as Harworth Town Hall, the Misterton Centre and The Beeches Community Centre in Tuxford.
Members of the public who wish to leave floral tributes are asked to place unwrapped flowers outside the Town Hall in Retford and on the Old Market Square in Worksop.
More information to follow.
Last Updated on Thursday, October 20, 2022