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Warwick District to commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered with a series of tributes across Warwick District. During the period of national mourning the flag at Leamington Spa Town Hall has been lowered to half-mast and will remain in that position until 8am on the day after Her Majesty’s State Funeral.

Book of Condolence  

The Queen’s Book of Condolence will be open to visitors in the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa daily from 9am to 5pm until Tuesday 20 September (apart from the day of the funeral, Monday 19 September). After this it will be passed to officers for binding and submission to the County Records Office. His Majesty the King will also be informed of its location by the Chair of the Council.

Floral tributes  

Those who wish to lay flowers or plants to mark Her Majesty’s death can visit the following official locations:

  • Kenilworth – Abbey Fields, on the area adjacent to the car park and St Nicholas Church
  • Warwick – Market Square, in front of Shire Hall
  • Leamington Spa – Jephson Gardens around the Davies Clocktower.
  • Whitnash – Acre Close, adjacent to the Civic Centre and Library

We would ask anyone laying floral tributes to remove any plastic/cellophane wrappings and anything that is non-biodegradable. This will ensure that when collected, all of the flowers can be composted.  Any mementoes, cards or drawings will be collected and retained.


Councillors and officers from Warwick District Council will be joining the nation to observe a one minute’s silence at 8pm on Sunday 18 September, the night before the Queen’s funeral to mourn and reflect on the ‘life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II’, as part of a shared national moment of reflection.

The Council Offices, Everyone Active Leisure Centres, Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum and Spa Centre will be closed on Monday 19 September following the announcement of the Bank Holiday. Essential services including waste and recycling collections, street cleansing and public toilets and those to support the vulnerable will continue, though there will be a pause while the funeral service is taking place.

Warwick Market

Following the cancellation last week Warwick Market will take place on Saturday 17 September from 9am and 3pm with traders and visitors observing a two-minute silence at 12 noon to pause and reflect on the life of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Further updates on the district’s arrangements for this period are available on the Warwick District Council website.