East Devon District Council's (EDDC) Chair, Councillor Ian Thomas has issued the following statement after the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.
On behalf of the people of East Devon and the district council, I would like to express my sincere condolences to the Royal Family following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
She was much loved and admired across the country and the wider Commonwealth for her elegance and kindness to those she met in the course of her public duties. The Queen’s dedication and contributions to the service of the country for a historic 70 years was unfailing, and will be remembered by all.
As a mark of respect, flags on all council buildings will now be flown at half-mast during the mourning period, but will be raised briefly during this time to celebrate the proclamation of the new King.
To allow people to pay their respects a book of condolence will be opened at our offices at Blackdown House, in Honiton from tomorrow (September 9) at 9am and at other locations across the district, details of these can be found on our website.
If residents would like to show their respects to Her Majesty the Queen, flowers can be left at the following locations:
The paved area out the front of Blackdown House in Honiton.
Around and in front of the war memorial at The Strand in Exmouth.
The lawn in Windsor Gardens at Seaton.
The Green at Budleigh Salterton.
Or you can donate to one of The Queen's charities.
Further information can be found by visiting our website www.eastdevon.gov.uk