On behalf of Cannock Chase Council and residents of the District, it is with great sadness with which we have received the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh today.
Our condolences go out to The Queen and the Royal Family and our thoughts are with them during this time.
The Duke of Edinburgh has served our country with both distinction and honour throughout his life. The Council’s flag is being flown at half-mast until the day after the funeral has taken place.
If Cannock Chase residents would like to pay their respects, they are being encouraged to do so by signing an online condolence book being created on the British Monarchy’s website in the coming days. This can be found at www.royal.uk. There will be no physical book of condolence being provided by the Council on this occasion.
On floral tributes we are advising our residents, on our website and social media, to restrict any tributes they may wish to make to the confines of their own homes, perhaps by displaying in a window or a front garden. This is in line with the wishes of Buckingham Palace and is in view of the current pandemic situation. It is advice that is being given by all districts and boroughs across the county.
Councillor Alan Dudson, Chairman of Cannock Chase District Council
Councillor George Adamson, Leader of Cannock Chase District Council