Leader of Milton Keynes City Council pays tribute to the Queen

    The Leader of Milton Keynes City Council has paid tribute to Her Majesty The Queen.

    Councillor Peter Marland, Leader of Milton Keynes City Council told MKFM: "The death of The Queen is very sad. For most of us, it is all we have ever known and for 70 years, she served this country steadfastly and with character and humour.

    "I think people will want to pay tribute and therefore, they can go and lay flowers at MK Rose if they want and Milton Keynes City Council will be opening a book of remembrance that people can go and share their thoughts and memories in at this time."

    Milton Keynes City Council has released the following information on official services and events.

    Floral tributes at MK Rose

    The Mayor of Milton Keynes formally lay flowers on behalf of the City at the Milton Keynes Rose in Campbell Park.

    Residents who wish to lay flowers are also invited to do so at the Milton Keynes Rose.

    Flowers left in other areas may be moved there.

    The City Council has requested that flowers are taken out of cellophane wrappers where possible, and that no naked flames or candles are left.

    Book of Condolence at MK City Council Civic Offices

    A book of condolence will be held at the Milton Keynes City Council Civic offices from Friday 9th September.

    MK Council information on further events

    Information on official services and events, and on changes to upcoming Civic events during the period of national mourning will follow. Flags at the Milton Keynes City Council Civic offices will remain at half-mast until a new sovereign is proclaimed, in line with official protocols.

    The Civic building is also set to be lit in purple to signify the national mourning.

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