MORE details on how Rugbeians can pay their respects to the Queen – in writing or with flowers – have been released by Rugby Borough Council (RBC).
Residents can leave messages in Books of Condolence in the Benn Hall, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, and Rainsbrook Crematorium. Car Parking in Rugby Borough Council car parks will be free of charge to those coming in to sign Books of Condolence.
Those wishing to lay a floral tribute are encouraged to do so in marked areas of Caldecott Park.
St Andrew’s Church is also inviting residents to sign its Book of Condolence and light a candle in memory of the Queen. The church is open today (Friday September 9) between 10am and 2pm.
The council has also released a summary of procedures and events following the Queen’s death.
A spokesperson said: “We will observe a period of national mourning. This will stay in place until the day following the state funeral. We understand this is likely to be on Monday September 19, but we are awaiting confirmation.
“All flags on the Town Hall have been taken down and the Union Flag is flying at half-mast. It will be raised again for the Proclamation but will return to half-mast for the remainder of the period of mourning.
“Any planned civic events or public meetings will not take place during the period of national mourning.
“We will also be pausing most of our usual communications, including on our social media channels, for at least 48 hours.”
The Proclamation of King Charles III will take place tomorrow (Saturday September 10) at St James’s Palace. Rugby Borough Council’s Proclamation will follow on Sunday (September 11) at 2.30pm on the steps of the Town Hall.
There will be Reflective Services taking place at Coventry Cathedral and St Mary’s Church, Warwick.
RBC said there may be a local service, advising residents to refer to the St Andrew’s Church website at www.standrewrugby.org.uk for more details.