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Date posted: 14 September 2022

Local leaders pay respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Councillor John Ward, the Mayor of Waverley and Councillor Paul Follows, Leader of Waverley Borough Council have paid their respects to Her Majesty following the announcement of Her death. The Councillors each laid a wreath at the Pepperpot on the High Street in Godalming, which is the designated space for people to leave flowers or other tributes to the nation’s longest-serving Monarch.

Councillor Ward said:

“We send our deepest condolences to the Royal family and wish them strength during this sad period. Our sadness at this time is shared by people across the globe, as we remember with affection and gratitude the lifetime of service.

“The large numbers of local people who have come out to lay flowers and gifts, and to pay their respects are testament to how deeply she touched the lives of all of us. During her reign, Her Majesty visited the Borough on several occasions, and she will no doubt be remembered fondly by all who met her.”

Councillor Follows said:

“It was Her Majesty’s personal qualities – her profound commitment to duty, her loyalty to her family and country and her compassion, which made her respected and admired across the globe.

“Throughout her life she symbolised the best of our country and for many she will be remembered as our greatest institution and an unshakeable source of pride and faith. Her passing is a terrible loss for her family and for our nation.”

Members of the public are invited to lay flowers at the Pepperpot, or they can be laid at the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul in Godalming. Alternatively, you may wish to consider making a donation to one of Her Majesty's chosen charities rather than purchasing flowers. More information on the Queen's official patronages is available on the website

Waverley residents are also invited to pay their tributes in a book of condolence which has been opened at the Waverley Borough Council Offices in Godalming from 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Thursday and 8.45am to 4.45pm on Friday. Books of Condolence are also available at the Godalming Museum, at the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul and at St John's Church in Farncombe. 

Further details of the commemorations for Britain's longest-serving monarch and the proclamation of His Majesty King Charles III can be found here on our website: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second

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