Wealden District Council
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Death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Publish Date: 8 September 2022

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

queen elizabeth in a white gown with a blue sash

The councillors and officers of Wealden District Council are deeply saddened and our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.


Members of the public may lay flowers at the dedicated locations around the district. In Hailsham this is at the Hailsham War Memorial on Hailsham High Street. For details of where to lay flowers in other locations in towns and parishes please contact the relevant Town or Parish Council.

Books of Condolence:

A book of condolence has been set up in the reception area of the Wealden District Council offices in Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, and is available for the public to write their messages of condolence in from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday until 5pm on Tuesday 20 September. The book of condolence will also be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 10 September.

The Proclamation of the new King:

After the Proclamation has been read by the High Sheriff at County Hall in Lewes at 1pm on Sunday 11 September, local dignitaries and members of the public are also invited to the reading of the Proclamation at District Level later the same day at 4pm at the Hailsham War Memorial located on Hailsham High Street.

The Proclamation will be read by the Chairman of Wealden District Council.

Further details about the funeral that will be taking place on 19 September and a link to the Buckingham Palace online book of condolence can be found on Royal.uk webpage.