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Local Proclamation and Book of Condolence

On Sunday 11th September at 2:30pm, Deputy Lieutenant Graham Robert Morley and the Mayor of East Staffordshire, Cllr Phil Hudson, led the local proclamation in Burton upon Trent for His Majesty King Charles III, marking the beginning of the King’s reign.

The proclamation was supported by Uttoxeter Town Band, who played the first verse of God Save The King before the Mayor called for three cheers for his Majesty.

Cllr Hudson said: “The proclamation of the new king, his Majesty King Charles III, is a historic and special moment for the people of this country and the commonwealth. I was pleased to see so many people yesterday, joining in singing the national anthem and cheering for our new monarch.”

During the period of mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, members of the public are able to sign the book of condolence at Burton Town Hall, Uttoxeter Town Hall, or St Modwen’s Church.

Alongside this, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, Cllr Chris Sylvester, will be visiting assisted living facilities across the Borough this week with pages from the book of condolence so that residents living in these homes are able to sign the book.

The book of condolence is part of the Staffordshire-wide book, with pages distributed to each district and borough in the County, which will be collated after the end of the mourning period and bound together into a Staffordshire Book(s) of Condolence, which will be retained as a record of the County’s respect for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Leader of the Council, Cllr George Allen, said: “It’s been heart-warming to see so many people signing the book of condolence pages already, showing the level of respect that the people of East Staffordshire hold for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Once the Staffordshire Book has been bound, residents will be able visit and read the book in the Staffordshire Archives.”

The book of condolence will be available to sign between 9:30am and 5pm every day before closing at 5pm on Tuesday 20th September.

2022-09-12 00:00:00