It brings us great sadness to learn that 

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died

21 April 1926 to 8 September 2022

In response to this news our Chairman, Barry Warren,

has issued the following statement:

“On behalf of Willand Parish Council and our community, I would like to express our deepest condolences to the Royal Family following the announcement, by Buckingham Palace, that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died.

While most will never have met her, she touched many lives through her years of dedicated service to our nation. I was honoured to be in her presence a number of times when she visited Devon and Cornwall when I was a serving police officer. We should remember and reflect upon Her Majesty’s service and show our gratitude for the work she carried out so tirelessly and so selflessly.

As a mark of respect the Union flag at St Mary’s Church, Willand, will be flown at half-mast (except during national and local Proclamation events) until the day after the funeral.

I am aware that many of our residents will wish to pay their own respects to our late Sovereign. A book of condolence has been placed in St Mary’s Church, Willand, where it is available to all our community.

Precise details relating to the Proclamation and funeral will be released as soon as timings are confirmed nationally and at county level. A commemorative service is being arranged at the church and details will be available through the various website and social media pages when finalised.”

 

The Royal Family has opened an online book of condolence