Mayor Richard Scott said in a statement: “It was with great sadness I received the news that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth ll had passed away at the age of 96.
The Queen, who was our longest serving monarch, reigned for over 70 years and earned the affection of generations here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth and around the world.
We have lost not just a much-loved and highly respected public figure, but a devoted wife and a proud and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Marlow Town Council, its Members and Officers and all residents join to mourn the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth ll.
We offer our condolences to all her family and give thanks, as a nation and a Kingdom, for her extraordinary life, work and devotion to duty.”
On a practical note, the council have also advised:
The Mayor will be reading out the Proclamation of the Accession of King Charles III to the throne on Sunday 11th September at 3.30pm at the War Memorial on The Causeway after which the flag will return to half-mast.
A Book of Condolence will be available to the public at the Town Council Office from Monday to Friday between 10am-4pm until 4.00pm on 20th September.
Residents who wish to express their sorrow with floral and other tributes may place these on the grassed area on The Causeway. If The Causeway is full, please place your floral or other tributes on the grassed area on the left-hand side as you enter through the main gate in Higginson Park. We respectfully ask that any non-compostable packing be removed before the flowers are placed. Flowers will be respectfully removed once they have faded.
All Town Council meetings have been cancelled until after the official period of mourning is over.