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Deepest condolences from South Hams District Council

8 September 2022

Portrait photo of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Cllr Lance Austen, Chairman of South Hams District Council, said: "We have been extremely saddened by the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

"She has served the Commonwealth for a historic 70 years, leading us all with grace and an unwavering sense of duty.  The Queen's dignity throughout her long and wonderful reign has never faltered and she is admired hugely across the world. We will warmly remember her.

On behalf of South Hams District Council, our thoughts and sincere sympathies are with the Royal Family at this time of loss.

Our flags have been lowered to half-mast during the mourning period, but will be raised briefly during this time to celebrate the proclamation of the new King.

Our condolence books will be available to the public in our offices at Follaton House from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the weekend. The books will first be available from 2 p.m. tomorrow (9 September). However, you can also express your sympathies at the national online condolence e-book, which is available at

If residents would like to show their respects to Her Majesty The Queen, you can leave flowers at the flagpole at Follaton House, or you can donate to one of The Queen's charities. You can find a list of charities here:

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