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Local Proclamation in Taunton

09 September 2022 : Council news

Union flags are being flown at half-mast across the county to mark the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The National Proclamation, the official announcement of Her Majesty’s death and acknowledgement of the commencement of the King’s new reign, will take place at 11am on Saturday 10 September at St James Palace.

The Local Proclamation will take place the following day on Sunday 11 September in Taunton.

The Local Proclamation will be read out by the High Sheriff of Somerset, Jennifer Duke, in front of the Market House in Taunton town centre, at 1pm.

The public are welcome to observe the Local Proclamation.

Floral tributes to HM Queen Elizabeth ll can be laid at Taunton Minster, St Mary Magdalene Church. We ask members of the public to please be mindful of the environment and remove wrapping or choose biodegradable items.

The Local Proclamation in Taunton is a short ceremony supported by the five councils - Somerset County Council, Somerset West and Taunton Council, Sedgemoor District Council, Mendip District Council and South Somerset District Council.

Books of Condolence have been opened at all the Council offices including the Somerset West and Taunton Council offices in Deane House, Taunton, and West Somerset House, Williton, and the Somerset County Council offices, County Hall.

There will also be Books of Condolence in libraries across Somerset, and Buckingham Palace has an official Book of Condolence for people to leave tributes online.