Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II  

Published September 8, 2022 at 21:37

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

It is with great sadness that the Council has been notified of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.  As the longest ruling British Monarch, Her Majesty is recognised for being fully dedicated to a life of service. Her commitment to Royal duties has been impeccable and her support for the many voluntary and charitable groups admirable.  

Alyson Barnes, the Leader of the Council said: “It is with sadness I heard of the death of Her Majesty the Queen. Her decades of public service are unrivalled, and it is a huge loss for the nation.”  

Rossendale’s Mayor Councillor Anne Cheetham said: “Our thoughts go out to the Royal family at this sad time. Condolences are expressed on behalf of the people of Rossendale.”   

As a sign of respect, the Union Flag on the official flagpole in St. Mary’s Memorial Gardens, Rawtenstall, will be flying at half-mast until the day following the funeral.   

If you would like to pay your respects to Her Majesty, the Queen you can sign the online book of condolence here  

A local book of condolence will also be available to sign at the Council Offices at Futures, Park, Bacup OL13 0BB between 9am – 5pm Monday , Wednesday– Friday 9 and 10-4pm on Saturday and Sunday 

For those wishing to lay flowers, flowers can be laid at the following locations:  

  • Old Fold Gardens, Rawtenstall (next to St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Way, Rawtenstall BB4 8EE)
  • Greenfield Gardens, Haslingden (next to the Fire Station, Ryefield Avenue, Haslingden BB4 4BE)
  • Hempsteads, Bacup (next to the Post Office, Burnley Road, Bacup OL13 8AA)
  • Memorial Gardens, Whitworth (Opposite side of the road from the Ashcroft, Market Street, Whitworth OL12 8JW)


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