Following the deeply sad news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, Wiltshire Council have the following updates for the community:
Flags will be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect, except during the Proclamation of the new King, HM King Charles III. Following the Proclamation, flags will once again be flown at half-mast throughout the mourning period.
The National Proclamation of the new King will take place tomorrow, Saturday 10 September, with Capital Cities, County and local Proclamations to follow on Sunday 11 September.
Wiltshire County Proclamation
In Wiltshire, the County Proclamation will be read by the High Sheriff of Wiltshire on the steps of old County Hall, Trowbridge at 1pm on Sunday 11 September. This is a public event so you’re very welcome to attend. Bythesea Road will be closed while the Proclamation is taking place.
Trowbridge Town Council Local Proclamation
A local Proclamation will be read by Councillor Graham Hill, Mayor of Trowbridge at The Civic Centre on Sunday 11th September 2022 at 1.30pm. This is a public event and all are welcome to attend. The Proclamation will be read from the balcony of The Civic Centre which overlooks the park. Please keep in mind the Bythesea Road will be closed if you are planning to travel by car or bus to the Proclamation.
Floral tributes can be laid outside Wiltshire Council offices at County Hall in Trowbridge.
You can share your thoughts and memories of Her Majesty The Queen by signing the online book of condolence.
From Monday 12 September, books of condolence will be available to sign at County Hall, Trowbridge; Monkton Park, Chippenham; Bourne Hill, Salisbury; and all Wiltshire Council libraries and mobile libraries. After the funeral, all condolence books will then be sent to the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre for the archives.