Whixley Parish Council share the sentiments of Harrogate Borough Mayor Councillor Victoria Oldham, who said:
“It is with great sadness to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Her Majesty The Queen has been a constant source of courage and inspiration throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and across the world.
Throughout her 70-year reign, she has touched so many of our lives and led us through many dark but also many positive times.
On behalf of everyone across the Harrogate district, I would like to offer our deepest condolences and sympathy to the Royal Family during this time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
Information regarding local tributes and proclamations
A book of condolence is currently available in reception at the civic centre in Harrogate. This will be available during normal working hours (8.30am until 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am until 4.30pm on Fridays) for people to sign if they so wish. An online book of condolence is also available on Buckingham Palace’s website .
On Sunday 11 September, there will be a reading of the proclamation by Harrogate Borough Mayor Councillor Victoria Oldham from 4pm at the Cenotaph in Harrogate.
Here in Whixley a book of condolence will be open at our church.