STATEMENT FROM THE CITY OF ELY COUNCIL REGARDING THE DEATH OF HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II
It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the 8th September 2022.
On behalf of the members and staff of the City of Ely Council and residents of the City of Ely, we extend our condolences to His Majesty King Charles III and the Royal Family.
Her Majesty visited the City on many occasions and was always warmly welcomed by residents. Her interest in our City will always be greatly appreciated.
As a mark of respect, the City of Ely Council’s flag will be flown at half-mast.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be greatly missed.
Cllr Richard Morgan
The Right Worshipful Mayor of the City of Ely and Chairman of the Council
Books of Condolence
Books of condolence will be opened at 9:00am on Friday 9 September at The Grange, Ely.
Books will also be available at:
- Walter Gidney Pavilion, Soham
- Holy Trinity Church, Bottisham
- St Mary’s Church, Burwell
- Newmarket Town Memorial
An online book of condolence has also been set up by Cambridgeshire County Council.
For residents who are not able to participate in the online book of condolence, arrangements are being made for councils to accept postal condolence messages, which will then be collected and placed together.
East Cambs residents can send messages clearly marked ‘Condolence Book’ to The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4EE.
Palace Green outside the front of Ely Cathedral is available for residents who wish to lay floral tributes.
Please remove any plastic and non-recyclable packaging surrounding flowers before placing them.