Published: 08 September 2022

From: Community

Crawley Borough Council joins the nation in mourning the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

The Union flag outside the Town Hall has been lowered to half-mast and marks the start of the period of national mourning.

I was extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. On behalf of Crawley Borough Council, its councillors and residents, our warmest thoughts go to the rest of the Royal family at this difficult time as we join the nation in mourning. We are very proud to have hosted Her Majesty the Queen here in our town on several occasions during her reign. Her dedication and service to her country was exceptional and she touched the hearts of millions of people across the nation, Commonwealth and the world. She will be fondly remembered.

Councillor Jilly Hart


Crawley Borough Council

Messages and tributes

A book of condolence is available to sign in the Town Hall foyer from 10am until 4pm on Friday 9 September and then from 9am to 4pm during the period of national mourning, excluding the weekends.

Additional books of condolence will be available to sign at K2 Crawley leisure centre and The Hawth from the afternoon of 9 September.

You can leave messages of condolence on our Facebook page. An online book of condolence has been opened on the Royal Family’s website.

Floral tributes can be left at the bandstand in Memorial Gardens. Please do not leave any candles or lanterns. Flowers will be cleared away the day after Her Majesty the Queen’s funeral. All notes on the tributes will be retained, digitised and stored in the Town Hall. Please remove any wrapping before laying the flowers and dispose of it responsibly.


Crawley Borough Council will hold a local Proclamation ceremony following the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, formally declaring the accession of the new sovereign King Charles III.

The reading of the Proclamation by the Mayor of Crawley, Councillor Jilly Hart, will take place at 2pm on Sunday 11 September in front of the Town Hall.

Members of the public and local businesses are invited to attend this historic occasion.


A minute's silence for the death of Her Majesty the Queen will be observed at 8pm on Sunday 18 September.