Marking the death of Queen Elizabeth II

In honour of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Calderdale Council will be observing a period of mourning until September 20th. – Closure details

Message from The Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Angie Gallagher

We are deeply saddened by the news yesterday of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.  The Queen has played a unique role in the life of the nation for over 90 years.  Throughout her long reign she represented the country at home and abroad with dignity and grace.

Our thoughts today are with the royal family. I will be sending a letter of condolence on behalf of the residents of Calderdale, to the new Sovereign, King Charles III.

Since the formal announcement by Buckingham Palace, the Union Flag has flown at half-mast at Halifax Town Hall.

Book of CondolenceA book of condolence is open in the Victoria Hall at Halifax Town Hall.  The book will remain in place until 5pm on Tuesday 20 September 2022.  The Town Hall will be open from 8am until 6pm from Monday to Friday and from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Condolences can also be recorded online in the ebook of condolence on the official website for the Royal Family   Floral tributes may be laid outside Halifax Town Hall.

Civic Service at Halifax Minster – More Information A civic service in memory of the Queen Elizabeth II will be held at Halifax Minster at

7pm Saturday 17 September 2022

Proclamation DayA copy of the proclamation will be available on the Royal Family’s official website at and the Privy Council website at As a mark of respect, a black ribbon bow will be attached to the Council mace and to the Mayor and Consort’s chains. The Mayor and Deputy will wear black rosettes on their robes.

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