Leaders lay tributes outside Town Hall

Today Hyndburn’s Leaders lay floral tributes outside Accrington Town hall and have released a joint statement.

[Image 1: Mayor Cllr June Harrison][Image 2 left to right: Leader Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE, Mayor Cllr June Harrison, MP Sara Britcliffe, Mayoress Cllr Joyce Plummer, Opposition Leader Cllr Marlene Haworth]

Mayor Cllr June Harrison, Mayoress Cllr Joyce Plummer, MP Sara Britcliffe, Leader Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE and Opposition Leader Cllr Marlene Haworth:

“Together we share in our nation’s sorrow at the death of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Hyndburn Borough Council flags will be flown at half-mast during this period of national mourning, until the day following the funeral.

“In accordance with Public Health advice, we are asking people to continue to follow all Government guidance whilst paying their respects. Laying flowers outside Accrington Town Hall is permitted, for those who would like to tribute the Duke of Edinburgh in this way. Members of the public are also asked to consider donating to a charity of their choice instead of leaving floral tributes.

“Due to the current covid regulations we are unable to provide a book of condolence for members of the public, however an electronic national book of condolence is available on The British Monarchy website and a Lancashire book of condolence is also open for people to leave messages.”

Duke of Edinburgh Charity: