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Paying tribute to Her Majesty the Queen

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Books of condolence will be available for residents to pay written tributes to Her Majesty the Queen following her death yesterday (September 8).

Dudley Council has confirmed books of condolence will be available in Dudley Council House, St Thomas and St Luke’s in Dudley (Top Church), all borough libraries and Dudley Archives from today.

People are invited to sign books of condolence at Dudley Council House, St Thomas and St Luke’s (Top Church), all borough libraries and Dudley Archives from today (September 9).

Mayor signs book of condolenceMayor of Dudley signing the book of condolence in memory of Her Majesty the Queen

Councillor Sue Greenaway, the Mayor of Dudley has today (September 9) signed the book of condolence at Dudley Council House in memory of Her Majesty the Queen

The Council House is open 9am to 5pm for anyone who wishes to sign its book of condolence including this Saturday and Sunday (September 10 and 11).

The book of condolence will be available to sign at Top Church on Saturday 10 September from 11am to 3pm, Sunday 11 September during services and from Monday 12 to Sunday 18 September from 2 to 5pm each day.

The opening hours of Dudley libraries and Dudley archives can be found online.

An online book of condolence is also available at https://www.royal.uk/send-message-condolence

For anyone who would like to leave a floral tribute, it is recommended they lay them at Coronation Gardens in Dudley, the bandstand at Mary Stevens Park in Stourbridge, the bandstand at Stevens Park in Quarry Bank, the Memorial Gardens off Vicarage Road, Coseley and Somer Square in Halesowen.

Flags are currently flying at half-mast as a mark of respect to the Monarch.

Councillor Patrick Harley, leader of Dudley Council, said:

We are a nation in mourning and our thoughts remain with His Majesty the King and all of the Royal family following the sad passing of Her Majesty the Queen.
We understand people will want to pay their respects locally during this time of great sadness for our country.
Books of condolence are available for people to pay tribute and people are welcome to lay floral tributes at sites across the borough.

Councillor Qadar Zada, leader of the opposition in Dudley, said:

Her Majesty carried out 70 years of public service with dedication, grace and dignity for which we are grateful. Thank you for a life of service.
We wish the King and Queen Consort strength and courage over the challenging days ahead.
We wish our constituents comfort from fond memories of her reign, most recently the Platinum Jubilee.
Rest In Peace Your Majesty - the Mother of our nation.

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