Statement on the announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

HM The Queen

Last updated: 13 September 2022.

Statement from Claire Hamilton, Chief Executive of Dacorum Borough Council:

The Councillors and Officers of Dacorum Borough Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this sad time.

As a mark of respect, Dacorum Borough Council will be flying flags at half-mast.

Books of Condolence will be open from 11.35am on Friday 9 September at The Forum, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted Town Council Civic Building and Tring Town Council Civic Building. The Books of Condolence are open Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm until Tuesday 20 September.

Messages of Condolence can also be made online via the Royal Household website.

On Friday 9 September at 11.30am, floral tributes will be laid outside The Forum, Hemel Hempstead, led by the Mayor of Dacorum, Councillor Andrew Williams Leader of the Council, Sir Mike Penning MP and Gagan Mohindra MP and the Chief Executive of the Council. Members of the public are invited to lay their floral tributes during the period of mourning.

In Berkhamsted, members of the public are invited to lay their floral tributes at St Peter’s Church or on the steps of the Civic Centre.

Full Council on Wednesday 14 September will begin with a period of silence as a mark of respect following this news.

Proclamation of the new Sovereign

At 4pm on Sunday 11 September, the Deputy Lieutenant for Hertfordshire, will read the Proclamation of our new Sovereign, His Majesty The King, Charles III.

View the reading of the Proclamation on our website.