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Woodley Town Council mourns Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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Woodley Town Council and Woodley Town Mayor join the rest of the country in mourning following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Following the passing of our late Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II, we would like to share our sadness at this time with the local residents of Woodley, as we remember with affection and gratitude the lifetime of service given by our longest-reigning Monarch. 

Woodley Town Mayor, Cllr Janet Sartorel, said: “On behalf of the residents of Woodley and the staff and members of the Council, I would like to express my deepest sorrow at the death of our esteemed Monarch Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”

Floral Tributes

Floral tributes may be laid outside the Miles Suite at the Oakwood Centre, adjacent to the fenced area until the day after the funeral. Please lay flowers without any cellophane as they will be composted. We have placed signage to indicate the area.

Book of Condolence

A Book of Condolence has been opened at the Oakwood Centre in the Miles Suite and will be available for people to sign every day from 9.00am to 4.30pm until the day after the funeral at 5.00pm. It will then remain in the Council’s archives. Please follow the signs and enter the room from the outside, rather than via the main Oakwood Centre. Please remain considerate to others also paying their respects.

If anyone would like to share a message of sympathy and is unable to get to the Council’s office, they can email their message to and it will be printed and included in the condolence book. Alternatively, a hand-written message can be sent to the Council office for inclusion. Please send to: Woodley Town Council, Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, RG5 4JZ. Messages must be received by the day after the funeral.

Members of the public may also sign The Royal Family’s online condolence book, which can be accessed on their website:

Union Flag

The union flag will be flown at half-mast until the morning after the funeral. The flag will be raised to full mast on Saturday 10th September to mark the Proclamation of His Majesty King Charles III. This will be returned to half-mast at 1.00pm on Sunday 11th September. 


On Monday 12th September, the Town Council Deputy Leader, Cllr Shadi Brindley, will make a statement at Centre Stage in the town centre at 12.30pm, followed by the Proclamation, which will be read by Woodley Town Mayor, Cllr Janet Sartorel.


There will be a two-minute silence at 11.00am on the day of the funeral, which will be a public holiday. The Town Council offices will be closed. 

Woodley Town Mayor Cllr Janet Sartorel will also hold a separate two-minute silence the day after the funeral,outside the Miles Suite, at the site of the floral tributes. 

Letter of Condolence

The Town Mayor Cllr Janet Sartorel will send a letter of condolence to the Private Secretary of the new Sovereign, King Charles III. 

Tree to honour The Queen

Woodley Town Council will also plant an oak tree in honour of our late Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II. Further information about this will be made available in due course. 


All Council events and meetings will be postponed or cancelled during the period of mourning. 

All information will be updated on our website: and social media pages: @WoodleyCouncil on Twitter and Facebook.

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