Her Majesty The Queen


Thursday, 8 September, 2022

Her Majesty The QueenThe Councillors and Officers of Surrey Heath Borough Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. 

Our thoughts are with the Royal Family, the residents of Surrey Heath, and the country at this very sad time. 

In line with national protocols, the Union Flag outside Surrey Heath House has been lowered to half-mast.

The Leader of Surrey Heath Borough Council, Cllr Alan McClafferty said: 

"Surrey Heath Borough Council joins with the country in mourning the death of Her Majesty The Queen, and we send our sincere condolences to the Royal Family. 

Her Majesty's commitment to public service and duty over many decades was an inspiration to us all. 

The Queen has been a constant presence for most of us throughout our lives and will be hugely missed." 

Watch a special message of condolence from The Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Helen Whitcroft, filmed at Surrey Heath House on 9 September 2022.

HM the Queen's Funeral

HM the Queen's Funeral took place on Monday 19 September at 11am, which was a Bank Holiday. More details on The Royal Family website.

Books of condolence

An online book of condolence is open on the Royal website where people can pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen.

Affected council services

All bin collections will take place a day later than usual the w/c 19 September. 
There will be no bin collections on the bank holiday of Monday 19 September, as a mark of respect for HM the Queen’s funeral. Crews will work on Saturday 24 September to complete rounds. 

Proclamation of the new King

The proclamation of the new King is read out in all countries and all counties of the United Kingdom. National proclamation took places on Saturday 10 September - more details on The Royal Family website.

In Surrey, it was read at Guildford Cathedral by His Honour Christopher Critchlow the High Sheriff of Surrey accompanied by Michael More-Molyneux the Lord-Lieutenant on Sunday 11 September. Please visit the Guildford Cathedral website for more details.

Proclamation was also read by Surrey Heath Borough Council on Sunday 11 September at 4:30pm on the lawn outside Surrey Heath House. You can watch a video of the proclamation on our Facebook page or view the Order of Service.

Further information

More information can also be found on Surrey County Council's website.

Official information can be found on the The Royal Family website.