Norton Town Council pays tribute to the Queen

Norton City Council members paid their respects to the Queen.

Mayor of Norton Cllr Di Keal said: “Council wishes to express its sadness at the passing of Queen Elizabeth yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family at this deeply sad time as they mourn their loss.

“After so many years of dedicated service to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, I am sure everyone will agree that we have lost a truly remarkable woman. Just two days before his death exemplifies that perfectly, his commitment to his role as monarch and that unwavering devotion is an inspiration to us all.”

Norton City Council will fly our flag at half mast as a sign of respect during the mourning period before the funeral.

Ryedale District Council has also opened the grounds of Ryedale House for the laying of flowers in Her Majesty’s memory and a book of condolences will be available for signature in the building for any residents who wish.

Stacey Burlet, chief executive of Ryedale District Council, said: “We are now in a period of national mourning and Ryedale District Council, as a government organization, is following formal protocol.

“Cancellation of events is a local decision to be made. From the day of death until the day after the funeral, we are thinking carefully about the types of events and activities that Ryedale District Council and elected members should organize or to assist.

“Given the sensitivity of the public mood at this time, we are adjourning the full Council meeting scheduled for September 15 to October 20.”

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