Southend-on-Sea City Council joins the nation in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, our longest reigning monarch.
Statement from the Mayor - Thursday 8th September
The Worshipful the Mayor of Southend, Cllr Kevin Robinson, says: “We join the rest of the nation in expressing our very great sadness at the announcement today regarding the death of Her Majesty The Queen.
“Her Majesty The Queen was our longest reigning Monarch, and is rightly loved and respected across the world. Our thoughts are with The Royal Family at this deeply sad time.
“Flags across our civic buildings will be flown at half-mast and a letter of condolence will be sent to the Queen’s personal secretary expressing our sympathies."
An official Book of Condolence will be opened and available to sign in the Civic Centre Jubilee Room from 1pm tomorrow. Floral tributes should be left at the fountain outside the Civic Centre.
We will make further announcements about any local arrangements or events to mark this very sad news in due course.
Books of Condolence
Books of Condolence were opened during the national period of mourning at the Civic Centre, Leigh Community Centre and Shoebury Library and closed at 5pm on Tuesday 20th September.
Online Royal Book of Condolence
The online Royal Book of Condolence is available for anyone to send a message of condolence to The Royal Family.
Floral tributes can be placed by the fountain in the public space outside the Civic Centre in Victoria Avenue.
The Proclamation of Accession
The Proclamation of Accession took place on Monday 12th September. If you were unable to attend but would like to watch the event, please view it on our YouTube channel.
National moment of reflection and Southend event - Sunday 18th September
The City of Southend-on-Sea joined together to mark the national moment of reflection. Read our news story.