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Leaders pay tribute following the passing of HM The Queen – 1926 to 2022

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Leaders of Shropshire Council today express their deep sadness at the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Anna Turner, said:-

“I would like to express huge sadness on the death of our much loved and respected Queen.  She has been the longest reigning monarch in British history. We will miss her for the sense of continuity and stability she has given us during a time of rapid social, cultural and technological change.

“We have enjoyed her dignified manner and the love given to her people for all the years of her reign.  It is with deep affection and admiration we remember her, but now we have to look forward to the reign of a new monarch.”

Councillor Vince Hunt, Chairman of Shropshire Council, said:-

“Please know that our whole county, and all of us at Shropshire Council, are deeply saddened by the news of the death of HM The Queen. The people of Shropshire are in mourning and their thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.

“We know that many people will want to express their sadness by laying flowers and we will share venue details soon. Books of condolence will also be available to sign in various public places across the county and Union flags will be flown at half-mast.”

Councillor Lezley Picton, Leader of Shropshire Council, said:-

“I am profoundly saddened by the news of the death of HM The Queen. On behalf of all of us at Shropshire Council, I wish to convey our deepest sympathy to the Royal Family at this very sad time.  The Queen was a remarkable monarch, who dedicated her entire life to the betterment and service of our country and its people.

“Her wise leadership and graciousness will be remembered by all.  I know the people of Shropshire will join us in mourning and offer their sincere condolences during this time.”

Andy Begley, chief executive of Shropshire Council, said:-

“It is with great sadness that we hear of the death HM The Queen. Her Majesty was a much loved and treasured monarch and there is no doubt that her wisdom and devotion were an enduring source of strength and comfort for many of us. On behalf of Shropshire Council’s employees, I offer my deepest condolences to all members of the Royal Family.

“A period of mourning for HM The Queen will now take place and members of the public can pay their respects and take part in events that mark not just a sad passing, but a profound moment in history.”