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Wyre pays tribute to the Queen

Her majesty the queen

Wyre Council’s Leader Councillor David Henderson and Chief Executive Garry Payne, together with the Mayor of Wyre, Councillor Julie Robinson wish to express their deepest condolences sharing sadness with the people of Wyre and those across the world as we mourn our longest-reigning Monarch.

'It is with the greatest sadness that we learnt of the passing of our late Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth the Second. Now, we reflect upon the incredible lifetime of service, duty and devotion Queen Elizabeth II has given to our country. As a mark of respect our flags will today (Thursday 8 September) fly at half-mast.'

Books of condolence and floral tributes

If you would like to pay your respects to Her Majesty the Queen you can do so in the following ways:

  • Complete Lancashire's online book of condolence or the national book of condolence
  • Write in one of the traditional books of condolence, which are available to sign at:
    • The Civic Centre, Breck Road, Poulton FY6 7PU
      • Monday 12 September 10am - 4pm
      • Tuesday 13 - Friday 16 September 9am - 4pm
      • Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 10am - 1pm
      • Monday 19 September closed
      • Tuesday 20 September 9am - 4pm
    • Visit Garstang Centre, Cherestanc Square, PR3 1EF
      • Monday 12 September 10am - 4pm
      • Tuesday 13 - Saturday 17 September 10.30am - 4.30pm
      • Sunday 18 and Monday 19 September closed
      • Tuesday 20 September 10.30am - 4.30pm
    • Marine Hall, Fleetwood, FY7 6HF
      • Monday 12 September 10am - 4pm
      • Tuesday 13 - Friday 16 September 9am - 4pm
      • Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 10am - 4pm
      • Monday 19 September closed
      • Tuesday 20 September 9am - 4pm
  • Many local Church of England churches also have books of condolence open which you may wish to sign. 
  • Lay a floral tribute at the Civic Centre in Poulton in the gardens at the front entrance (Breck Road entrance)

Period of mourning 

There is now a period of mourning where people across the country can pay their respects to Her Majesty.

This will last until the day after the state funeral which will take place on Monday 19 September. 

Bank holiday closures

Monday 19 September has been declared a bank holiday due to the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Council services will be affected as follows:

  • Council offices will be closed on the bank holiday and will reopen on Tuesday 20 September
  • Waste collections due to take place on Monday 19 September will now take place 2 days earlier on Saturday 17 September instead
  • Poulton Market will be closed on the bank holiday
  • Our planned wellbeing walk in Garstang on the bank holiday will not go ahead

Proclamation of the new King

National and local proclamations have taken plance to mark the accession of the new King. 

Watch Wyre's proclamation by the Mayor of Wyre, Councillor Julie Robinson.

National Mourning Guidance

Information regarding the national mourning guidance can be found here.