Friday, September 9, 2022

Statement from West Lancashire Borough Council on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Mayor of West Lancashire, Councillor Mrs. Marilyn Westley, said: "The people of West Lancashire and staff and Councillors at West Lancashire Borough Council are deeply saddened to hear the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

"Queen Elizabeth II has been the longest serving monarch in British history and a major international figure for more than seven decades. We send our condolences to all the Royal Family at this sad time."

Details of arrangements:

As a tribute to Her Majesty, the flags on Council flagpoles will be flown at half-mast across the Borough. Books of condolence have been made available so people can write their own personal tributes and we will be holding a two-minute silence on the day of the funeral.

Flags will be flown at half-mast until the day after Her Majesty's funeral, apart from at times related to the proclamation of the new monarch.

Following the national proclamation, there will be another one at the Harris Museum in Preston at 1.00pm on Sunday and another for the Borough at Coronation Park, Ormskirk at 3pm.

Books of Condolence are available at our Customer Service Points at 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk and the Concourse Shopping Centre, Skelmersdale.

The Customer Service Point at Derby Street is open Monday to Thursday from 9am – 5pm and Friday 9am – 4.45pm, and the Customer Service Point at the Concourse is open 10am-3pm Tuesday to Thursday.

People can also leave their comments on the Royal Family's e-book of Condolence at

Floral tributes can be left at Burscough War Memorial Park, Ormskirk Coronation Park and Skelmersdale's war memorial at Sandy Lane.

If you would like to join us in the two minute silence, it will be held at 11am on the day of the funeral.