Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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On 8 September 2022 Buckingham Palace announced the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The state funeral will be on 19 September 2022. That day has been marked as a bank holiday.

As a mark of respect, we join the rest of the UK to mourn her passing.

Our flags will fly at half-mast (which protocol states is a third of the way down) for the period of mourning. They will be raised again temporarily for the proclamation process from 11am on 10 September to 1pm on 11 September 2022.

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Books of condolence and tributes

Books of condolence

Books of condolence are available until the closing time of each location on Tuesday 20 September 2022 except for Monday 19 September 2022.

Book of condolence at Havering Town Hall

You can leave a message between 10am and 5pm every day until 20 September 2022 except for Monday 19 September 2022.

Books of condolence in our libraries

We have books of condolence at:

Go to each library page to see opening hours. They are closed on Monday 19 September 2022.

Online book of condolence

You can also leave an online message on the royal website.

Floral tributes

Floral crownWhen laying flowers, please remove any wrappers from them.

Flowers can be laid at the Floral Crowns at these locations.

  • Havering Town Hall, Romford
  • Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch
  • Rainham Library, Rainham
  • Tadworth Shopping Parade, Elm Park

It is not safe to place flowers by the Floral Crown at Collier Row roundabout. Please take any floral tributes to Harold Hill Library instead.

We also welcome floral tributes at the following War Memorials.

  • Harold Hill War Memorial, Hilldene Avenue, Harold Hill
  • War Memorial, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster 
  • Rainham War Memorial
  • Hilldene Shops
  • Harold Wood Library
  • St Andrews Church

Tributes will remain in place until 26 September 2022

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Support

Support is available if you are finding it hard to cope with the news. Please visit the NHS website for support.

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Statement from Councillor Trevor McKeever, Mayor of Havering

“On behalf of the residents and businesses of the London Borough of Havering, I would like to express our deep sense of loss at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  

“We send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Royal Family for their profound loss. As a mark of respect, Havering Council has joined other local authorities across the country in lowering the flags to half-mast at the Romford Town Hall. 

“We give thanks to Her Majesty for her tireless dedication and service to her country and the Commonwealth, both in war and peacetime. The country has lost its oldest hero.”

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Statement from Councillor Ray Morgon, Leader of Havering Council

"On behalf of the residents and businesses of Havering, I would like to express our deep sense of loss at the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

"Through her remarkable service to our nation and her visits to our borough, she has left an indelible mark on Havering and the world.

"Not only has she been our longest reigning monarch, the Queen has commanded huge affection and respect for her unique leadership right across our nation and the world making her an iconic figure. 

"As a mark of respect, Havering Council has joined other local authorities across the country in lowering the flags at the Town Hall, Romford to half-mast.

"We are making arrangements for residents who wish to pay their respects to leave messages of condolence, flowers and tributes at locations across the borough.

"We give thanks for The Queen's tireless service to our country and the Commonwealth, and of course we send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Royal Family in whose grief we share."

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Statement from Andrew Blake-Herbert, Chief Executive of Havering Council

“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth was an inspiration to all of us who work in public service. 

“We will always be indebted to her for her lifetime of service, loyalty and dedication to duty.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family at this sad time.”

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