Her Late Majesty The Queen

Published on Thu Sep 8 2022
picture of Her Majesty the Queen

21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022

The Council mourns the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

The Mayor of Burnley, Councillor Cosima Towneley said:

“Although not unexpected, it has been impossible to prepare for a moment such as this. For most there has been nothing other than an Elizabethan era – Her Majesty has been our rock in storm and calm. A steady hand through momentous change.

Hers has been a thoroughly lived life that faced its vicissitudes with grace, serenity, wisdom, fortitude, dignity, hope and humour.

Burnley grieves – and our prayers lie with members of the Royal Family at this time.”

Book of Condolence

The Books of Condolence at Burnley Town Hall and Towneley Hall will close today (Tuesday 20th September) at 4pm (Towneley) and 5pm (town hall).

A county-wide online Book of Condolence has also been opened.

Public events

The Mayor of Burnley, Councillor Cosima Towneley, read a proclamation on behalf of King Charles III on Sunday 11th September at the Peace Garden.

Mayor of Burnley Councillor Cosima Towneley holding a scroll with the Royal proclamation

Commemorative service – St Peter’s Church, Burnley

A special service in remembrance of the late Queen was held at St Peter’s Church, Burnley, on Saturday 17th September.

Among the speakers was the Mayor of Burnley, Councillor Cosima Towneley (below).

A county-wide Service of Thanksgiving, the likes of which hasn’t been seen in Lancashire since the passing of King George VI, took place in Blackburn Cathedral on Sunday 18th September. For more details and to watch a video of the service click here.

Mayor of Burnley in red robe and black cocked hat reading from the Bible at a golden altar in church

Council services

Garden waste collections

Garden waste collection scheduled for Monday 19th September will be collected on Saturday 24th September instead. Other household collections are going ahead as usual.

Floral tributes

Members of the public and others are invited to lay floral tributes in memory of the late Queen Elizabeth at the memorial in the Peace Gardens (next to the Central Library).