Northamptonshire mourns the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen in Corby in 2012. Image: Alison BagleyThe Queen in Corby in 2012. Image: Alison Bagley
The Queen in Corby in 2012. Image: Alison Bagley
Her Majesty died yesterday afternoon at Balmoral

As our county mourns the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we’ll bring you tributes throughout today from around Northamptonshire.

Northamptonshire in mourning following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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  • Stay with us today as we take you around Northamptonshire as our county mourns the death of our longest-reigning monarch

Here’s how one Kettering resident remembers Her Majesty the Queen

A look back at Her Majesty’s visits to North Northamptonshire

A message from the Bishop of Peterborough

There will be vigil services at All Saints in Northampton and SS Peter and Paul in Kettering on the day before Her Majesty’s funeral.

“It is with very great sadness that we received the news of the death of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. I am sure you share with me both sadness at her passing, but gratitude for her life and dedicated service.”

The Right Reverend Donald Allister, Bishop of Peterborough
The Right Reverend Donald Allister, Bishop of PeterboroughThe Right Reverend Donald Allister, Bishop of Peterborough
The Right Reverend Donald Allister, Bishop of Peterborough | Alison Bagley

Here’s where you can sign books of condolence and lay floral tributes to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A message from Mayor of Kettering Keli Watts

The mayor of Kettering will read the proclamation at Kettering Market Place on Sunday, September 11, at 2.30pm at Kettering Market Place followed by wreath laying in the art gallery afterwards.

Members of the public are welcome to attend to pay their respects

Churches across our county are now open for private prayer

A reminder that churches across Northamptonshire will remain open today should you wish to find a quiet space to pray and reflect following the death of Her Majesty Queen Eliabeth II

Reverend David Walsh, Rector of St Peter and St Paul KetteringReverend David Walsh, Rector of St Peter and St Paul Kettering
Reverend David Walsh, Rector of St Peter and St Paul Kettering | Alison Bagley

A statement from Corby Town Council

Corby Town Council Corby Town Council
Corby Town Council | Northants Telegraph

“Her Majesty has been a huge part of our national identity and it is with great sadness that we heard of her passing. All of our colleagues and staff from across the council join us in passing on our condolences to Her Majesty’s family at this sad time.”

Tafadzwa Chikoto, Corby Town Mayor

“We are very sad to learn of the Her Majesty’s passing away. I remember the huge crowds that greeted her when visited Corby for her 2012 Diamond Jubilee. Her Majesty will be a loss to the whole country and thoughts and condolences are extended to her family at this difficult time. God save the King ”

Leader of the Town Council Mark Pengelly

The tolling of church bells, live from Corby, in memory of Queen Elizabeth II this lunchtime

A statement from North Northamptonshire Council as they postpone meetings in the wake of the death of the Queen

Following the sad news regarding Queen Elizabeth II North Northamptonshire Council is required to plan for the conduct of council business during the period of mourning.

While the delivery of council services to the public will continue, in relation to the decision-making process, protocol dictates the authority should not hold meetings at this time.

To comply with both statutory requirements and protocol the following is being actioned for these meetings:

  • Democracy and Standards Committee – September 12
  • Wellingborough Area Planning Committee – September 14
  • Executive meeting – September 15

As a summons and agenda have already been issued for these meetings – they are not cancelled and will take place.

However, after opening the meeting, registering apologies and observing a minute’s silence, the chairman will request that an adjournment motion be moved and seconded. A vote will then be taken, with the meeting adjourned.

This procedure will ensure that statutory requirements are met whilst observing the period of national mourning.

The scheduled Strategic Planning Committee on Monday, September 19 has been cancelled and an alternative date and time will be announced in due course.

The Employment Committee meeting due to be held on Thursday, September 8 was adjourned following the news of the Queen’s death.

A look around the country at how some of our sister titles covered the death of the Queen