Cranleigh Parish Council will be commemorating the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and celebrating the accession of His Majesty, King Charles III in Cranleigh over the coming days.
Residents will have noted the lowering of the Union Flag to half-mast at the flagpole on the Common from on Thursday evening. On Saturday, 10 September between 9:00 am and 10:30am across the nation, and here in Cranleigh, the flag will again be raised to full-mast to celebrate the accession of His Majesty, Charles III and to coincide with the proclamation thereof at St James Palace.
The flag will remain at full-mast until the completion of all proclamations of the accession by United Kingdom capitals and major cities at 1:00pm on Sunday 11 September when it will again be lowered to half-mast.
Chair of the Parish Council, Marc Scully, will represent the Parish of Cranleigh at the Surrey proclamation at Guildford Cathedral on 11 September and Vice Chair, Nigel Sanctuary, at Waverley’s at 3:30pm.
The Proclamation of the ascension will also be made in Cranleigh on Sunday 11 September by the Chair of The Parish Council in front of the village hall at 4:30pm. Please, feel free to join us here and on Moss Alley in front of the chemist.
Residents who wish to leave flowers to commemorate The Queen are asked to do so by placing them at the base of the Millennium Sculpture in front of the village hall. Please do not place them anywhere else in the village as they will be moved and replaced on the Millennium sculpture site. All flowers will be removed two days after The Queen’s funeral.
Some of these times may be subject to change, but we will keep residents informed.