People across South Gloucestershire are invited to mark the National Moment of Reflection on Sunday night on the eve of the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
This will take place at 8pm on Sunday 18 September and will be marked by a one-minute silence. You may wish to do this privately at home, with friends and family, on your doorstep, or as part of a community event in a park or village green.
In Kingswood for example, the Friends of Kingswood Park invite everyone to join them in the park to reflect on the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from 7.30pm on Sunday, ready for the national silence at 8pm. For those wishing to attend, the address is Kingswood Park, High Street, Kingswood BS15 4AD.
We are expecting other events to be announced across our district and we will update our dedicated webpage www.southglos.gov.uk/HerMajestyTheQueen with details.
This webpage also includes details of the books of condolence open across the district until Tuesday 20 September for anyone who would like to pay their own personal tribute. You’ll also find details of how to leave a message or tribute on our online book of condolence, or alternatively on the book of condolence on the Royal Family website.
All other information about the national period of mourning, along with details of locations for floral tributes, local tributes and photos of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, how to make donations to the Queen’s charities and patronages, updates about council services altered as a result of Monday being declared a Bank Holiday, changes to council meetings and the statement made by Chair of the Council, Councillor Sanjay Shambhu, are also available on our webpage www.southglos.gov.uk/HerMajestyTheQueen
The Union flags at our Badminton Road and Kingswood offices continue to be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect.