Commemorating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Spelthorne
16th September 2022
Spelthorne Borough Council will be commemorating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Spelthorne over the coming days.
On Sunday 18 September at 8pm a National Moment of Reflection to mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and reflect on her life and legacy will be held. This is the night before the State Funeral and will be marked by a one-minute silence. More details are on the Government website National Moment of Reflection – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The Mayor of Spelthorne will be holding a Moment of Reflection, marked by the minute silence outside the Council Offices in Knowle Green from 7.50pm. All are welcome to attend.
The silence can also be marked privately at home, with friends and family, out on doorsteps or the street with neighbours, or at locally arranged community events and vigils. If not attending an organised event it is suggested that a doorstep tribute would be appropriate and residents could step outside their homes, just before 8pm, to observe the silence.
The State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September at 11am. For more information about arrangements for the funeral visit The Royal Family website.
In Spelthorne we will be opening three Community Centres for our members to watch the funeral together. Pre-ordered lunch will be available.
- Greeno Community Centre, Shepperton – 10am – 3pm
- Fordbridge Community Centre, Ashford – 10am – 3pm
- Staines Community Centre, Staines-upon-Thames, 10am – 3pm
There will be limited capacity, please contact your centre to register your interest.
Additionally, the Elmsleigh centre in Staines-upon-Thames will be airing the state funeral for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on two large digital screens for any visitors who may be in the town centre. The centre will open at 10.30am and livestream the funeral from 11am. Following the funeral, the centre will then close for the remainder of the day. Please note that all shops and eateries within the centre will remain closed as a mark of respect and seating will not be available. Access to public toilets will be open and there is a free water fountain for residents so please bring your reusable bottles. The Elmsleigh Centre surface car park will be open and free of charge, however the Elmsleigh multi-storey car park will be closed on Monday 19 September.
After the funeral, the coffin procession of Queen Elizabeth II will travel from Westminster Abbey to Windsor Castle. As a mark of respect, Council owned car parks will be free of charge on Monday 19 September.
Leader of the Council, Cllr John Boughtflower said, “I invite all residents to meet outside the Council offices on Sunday night to come together and observe a national moment of reflection to mourn and reflect on the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. I also recognise that many residents will want to come together to watch the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and I am pleased that we are opening our Community Centres for its members and that we have been able to arrange the televised livestream working closely with the team at the Elmsleigh Centre. Our thoughts remain with the Royal Family at this time.”