Stafford Borough Council is flying its flags at half-mast following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty, The Queen.
Council Leader, Patrick Farrington, said: “This is such terribly sad news to hear that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth ll, has passed away. All our thoughts are with the Royal family at this time.
“Hers was a life dedicated to serving our country both at home and across the globe. She was an outstanding ambassador, an iconic figure throughout the world, and the huge contribution she has made to our nation is immeasurable.
“It was wonderful to see the enormous affection our community had for her with amazing crowds and the warm welcome she received when she visited Stafford to mark the 800th anniversary of the granting of the Royal Charter.”
Councillor Farrington, added that he would be writing to the Royal House to express condolences on behalf of Stafford Borough.
During the period of mourning, Union flags will be flown at half-mast at the Civic Centre, Victoria Park, and near Stafford Railway Station, as well as Stonefield Park in Stone.
Official events to mark Her Majesty’s passing will be updated from the borough council’s website at www.staffordbc.gov.uk
Press Release No 5944