Statement from the Mayor, Councillor Shirley-Anne Sains
It is with great sadness that Lewes Town Council learnt of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On behalf of the townspeople of Lewes, and councillors and officers of Lewes Town Council, I offer our deepest condolences to the Royal Family.
The Union flag was flown at half-mast on the Town Hall flagpole upon learning the news, and will remain at half-mast until the day after the funeral of Her Majesty, excluding days of Proclamation.
A Book of Condolence is available to sign in the Town Hall Foyer and will be bound and deposited with the Records Office at The Keep in Brighton on the day after the funeral of Her Majesty. An online Book of Condolence is accessible at royal.uk.
Flowers can be laid outside Lewes House, 32 High Street, on the front terrace. Please remove all plastic and cellophane wrapping. Flowers will be removed and composted the day after the funeral of her Majesty.
Details of upcoming Proclamations and church services will be available from our website when we have updates from the Palace.
Her Majesty, during her reign and especially this, her Platinum Jubilee year, has been an inspiration to her people. Our thoughts are with her son the King, and all his family members during this time of great sadness and change. God save the King.