Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland

LRALC Update Number 3 following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

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Proclamation
The Proclamation was read yesterday (Saturday) at St James's Palace. It will be read at 1300 today (Sunday) in Leicester and 1230 in Oakham. See here for local info for Leicester and Leicestershire: Timetable of events | Leicestershire County Council and here for Rutland: In memory of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II | Rutland County Council).

For those parish and town councils wishing to read the Proclamation, my colleague from Northamptonshire has used guidance from the National Association of Civic Officers (NACO) to produce a form of words to be read out, which includes the words of the Proclamation itself. For ease of reading, he has formatted it with big text and wide line spacing to be printed out on two pages of A4 (print first two pages). You will find it at https://www.northantscalc.com/uploads/the-proclamation-for-parish-and-town-councils-v1.pdf.

The Proclamation on its own, as issued by the Privy Council, is at https://privycouncil.independent.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/2022-09-10-Accession-Proclamation.pdf

Flags
Council-owned flags should be lowered to half mast again today (Sunday) immediately after the county Proclamation. Where parish and town councils are reading the Proclamation, a flag in the vicinity of the ceremony should be raised to full mast for the duration of the ceremony. It should then be returned to half mast.

Report on Events & Activities
One of the tasks for the unitary councils is to collate details of all events and activities organised by parish and town councils to send on to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) for collation nationally. Please send in details of council-lead church services, condolence books, Proclamation services, and any formal arrangements for floral tributes.

The Funeral
It is now confirmed that the funeral of The Queen will be held in Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September 2022, which has been designated as a bank holiday. As per previous briefings, this means that the earliest date for a parish or town council meeting, that was not given three clear days notice before Friday 9 September 2022, is now Friday 23 September 2022.

Posted: Sun, 11 Sep 2022 10:23 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, QUEEN