Hedon mourns the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh

ALONG with the rest of the country, Hedon is mourning the passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. The Hedon Mayor on his personal Facebook has led the town’s tributes.

“As the current Mayor of Hedon, I would like to send condolences to HRH Queen Elizabeth on the passing of her husband HRH Duke of Edinburgh.”

Hedon Mayor Councillor Colin Billany

Hedon Town Council has featured the following photo tribute on its page before users proceed to the website.

Flags at the Town Hall, British Legion and St. Augustine’s Church are being flown at half mast.

An online book of condolence has been set up by the Royal Family. You can leave a message at www.royal.uk/books-condolence (click the red banner on the right-hand side of the web page when you visit and the message box slides in).

The Royal Ceremonial Funeral of His Royal Highness will be held on 17 April at 3pm in St. George’s Chapel. Further details can be found at www.royal.uk/funeral-duke-edinburgh-0. The Government has asked members of the public NOT to attempt to attend any events associated with the funeral of His Royal Highness.

Campaigning in the South West Holderness by-election campaign has been suspended as a mark of respect in line with the guidance from Party leaders.

Following Parliamentary tributes on Monday, leafleting will be permitted once again with a full return to campaigning on Tuesday. There will be a further suspension of campaigning on the day of the funeral (17 April) to allow people to join a day of reflection.

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