Statement from the Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Councillor John Briggs
It is with much sadness that we have learned of the passing of our Sovereign Lady, Queen Elizabeth II.
My sadness at this time is shared with Members and Officers of the Council and, I am sure, all residents across the whole of North Lincolnshire, as we remember with affection and gratitude the lifetime of service given by our longest-reigning Monarch of more than 70 years.
As a mark of respect, the Union Flag will be flown at half-mast on the Council flagstaff at Church Square House until the morning following the funeral.
There is a protocol for when the flag should be raised and lowered and the council will ensure that this is duly observed, as well as other considerations for the 12-day period of mourning.
Books of condolence will be placed in local Community Hubs across North Lincolnshire. These will be available during normal working hours at all venues. Please check www.northlincs.gov.uk until the day after the funeral for all wishing to pay their respects.
Furthermore, a link to the Buckingham Palace e-Book of Condolence will be available at www.royal.uk.
As a mark of respect some of my engagements may need to be postponed at this sad time.
A formal Proclamation of Succession will be read locally in the coming days to which members of the public will be invited to attend.