HM The Queen

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – 1926 to 2022

Proclamation on the accession of a new Sovereign

Following the national Proclamation on Saturday 10th September, Fordingbridge Town Council is expecting to hold their Proclamation shortly after 2.00 pm on Sunday 11 September at the Town Hall, Fordingbridge, SP6 1AS. This will follow the County and District Proclamations. The Deputy Mayor of Fordingbridge, Cllr Patricia Earth, will read the Proclamation. All are welcome to attend. Please wear smart dark clothing / black tie.

It is with great sadness that it has been announced that HM The Queen, Elizabeth II has died peacefully at Balmoral aged 96.

On behalf of the Fordingbridge Town Council and the residents of our parish, the Mayor of Fordingbridge offers deepest sympathies to the Royal Family on the death of Her Majesty, our much loved and longest reigning monarch. The Town Council joins the nation in mourning. A black cravat has been added to the top of the flag at the Town Hall.

A book of condolences will be available at the Town Hall weekdays from 10am to noon and 5pm to 7pm and at the weekends from 10am to 2pm until the day after Her Majesty’s funeral. Alternatively, you can contribute to a national online book of condolence at and if you wish to make a donation to one of Her Majesty’s many patronages as a way of paying tribute to her remarkable legacy,  a list can be found on the Royal website

There is a designated area for floral tributes to Her Majesty the Queen at the Memorial Gardens at the Recreation Ground in Fordingbridge.

Following protocol, the Town Council meetings scheduled for 14th and 21st September have been cancelled.

Anna Wilson – Mayor of Fordingbridge.