Council arrangements for Monday 19 September
On Monday 19 September, the day of the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, there will be some changes to our usual services.
Proclamation of the Accession of King Charles III
A thank you to all who came along this afternoon to witness South Ribble's Proclamation of the Accession of King Charles III.
For those who were unable to attend, please read below, the Proclamation as delivered by Mayor of South Ribble, Councillor David Howarth.
Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to call to His Mercy our late Sovereign
Lady Queen Elizabeth the Second of Blessed and Glorious Memory, by whose
Decease the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is
solely and rightfully come to The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George: We,
therefore, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this Realm and Members of the House
of Commons, together with other members of Her late Majesty's Privy Council and
representatives of the Realms and Territories, Aldermen and Citizens of London, and
others, do now hereby with one voice and Consent of Tongue and Heart publish and
proclaim that The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George is now, by the Death of our
late Sovereign of Happy Memory, become our only lawful and rightful Liege Lord
Charles the Third, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Northern Ireland and of His other Realms and Territories, King, Head of the
Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to whom we do acknowledge all Faith and
Obedience with humble Affection; beseeching God by whom Kings and Queens do
reign to bless His Majesty with long and happy Years to reign over us.
Given at St. James's Palace this tenth day of September in the year of Our
Lord two thousand and twenty two.
GOD SAVE THE KING
The council invites residents who wish to lay floral tributes to do so at the Civic Centre in Leyland under the flag poles at the front of the building.
Flag Flying across South Ribble
All Union Flags on Council buildings in the borough have been lowered. At the time of the Proclamation of the new King on the morning of 10 September 2022, the flags will be raised as a sign of respect for the new Sovereign, but then will again be lowered in the afternoon of 11 September 2022 following the relevant readings of the Proclamation for the duration of the mourning period.
Books of condolences
A book of condolences is available at the Civic Centre in Leyland. The book sits at the main entrance of the building.
Monday - Sunday: 8.00am - 8.00pm
The Books of Condolence will close at 5pm on Tuesday 20 September