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Paying tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

An image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

Our leaders, chairs, chief executive and officers would like to express their sincerest condolences and sympathies to The Royal Family at this very sad time following the announcement that Queen Elizabeth II has passed away. We join all our residents in this nine-day period of national mourning and, at our offices, we are flying our flag at half-mast as a mark of respect. 

We’ve issued a statement of condolence, which you can read here.

You can sign a Book of Condolence at our offices on Milton Park near Didcot between 8.30am and 5pm every day, including Saturday and Sunday. The address is 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, OX14 4SB.

Update – following the announcement that 19 September will be a bank holiday to mark a the day of The Queen’s funeral, our offices and Book of Condolence will be closed. We will reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 20 September.

We’ve also made space for people to lay flowers at the base of the flagpole. Please remove all packaging, wires etc. beforehand so all your floral tributes can be safely composted after the national mourning period.

You can also find out what is happening nationally, details of the mourning period, funeral arrangements and sign the National e-book of Condolence at

A representative from our council attended the Oxfordshire Proclamation at Carfax Tower where the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire read the Proclamation on behalf of the whole county and all its districts. You can read the Proclamation here.

Local Books of Condolence, services and flower locations

Some town and parish councils in our district have details on where you can sign Books of Condolence and lay flowers more locally to you.

Here’s some of the town and parishes that have some details on their website:

We may not have captured all the locations. Please take a look at your local town or parish council website for more details. You can find their details on our town and parish council pages here.

You can find out what is happening at a local level to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II by visiting