As part of the national protocol for announcing the new Monarch, the Chair of Stroud District Council, Councillor Steve Robinson, will make a proclamation of the new King, today, Sunday.
Members of the public are welcome to attend at the flagpoles in front of SDC’s offices at Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud, GL5 4UB for a short proclamation ceremony at 3pm.
This proclamation will follow national and county proclamations earlier in the day. This ceremony does not create a new King but is an announcement of the accession which took place immediately on the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, September 8.
Councillors, MPs and chairs and mayors of town councils have been invited. Town and parish councils are expected to make proclamations after the SDC proclamation.
Free-of-charge parking will be available in the Ebley Mill staff car park. Overspill parking will be available at Victory Park car park off Church Road off Westward Road (B4008), GL5 4LH.
If you are attending, please arrive early and park in the staff car park. Please do not park in front of Ebley Mill, as this is where the ceremony will be held.
Following Royal protocol, the Union flag was raised to full mast on Saturday, September 10 at 11am to mark the national Proclamation of King Charles III and will remain at full mast until 1pm on Sunday 11, one hour after the proclamation in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
It will be raised again just before the SDC proclamation at Ebley Mill, and returned to half-mast shortly afterwards until the day after the State Funeral.
Books of Condolence are available to sign at Ebley Mill, The Pulse leisure centre in Dursley, and St Mary’s Church and the Civic Centre in Wotton-under-Edge https://www.stroud.gov.uk/news-archive/books-of-condolence-for-hm-the-queen-are-open
Residents who wish to lay floral tributes are welcome to do so at Stratford Park, Stratford Road, Stroud, GL5 4AF. A dedicated space has been made available on the grass bank at the top (north) side of the main car park, adjacent to the coach bays. Floral tributes may be laid at the above addresses as well, and they will be moved respectfully to Stratford Park later.