The Members, officers and staff of Ashurst Wood Village Council are saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 99 on Friday 9th April 2021. The whole Council sends its sincere condolences to HM The Queen and the Royal Family as we join the nation in mourning the death.
Book of Condolence
A Book of Condolence is open at the Council’s office, for anyone who wishes to pay their respects. One person or household will be able to enter at a time and you will be asked to use sanitiser and wear a mask. It would be helpful if you could bring your own pen, but clean pens are provided. The book will be available during office opening hours initially. If you do not wish to come to the office, you can email a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01342 823770 and dictate your message.
The completed book will be kept as part of the Council’s archive.
Online Books of Condolence
The Royal Family has set up an online book of condolence. The Church of England has also set up an online book.
Both are available at the links below.
Flowers and memorial events
Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic and the need to avoid public gatherings, it will not be possible to arrange any memorial events or to provide an area for laying of flowers.
There will be a period of National Mourning until Saturday 17th April, the day of the funeral. See the links below for more information.