Thurrock Council issue statement on death of Duke of Edinburgh

THURROCK Council shares the sentiments of loss and sadness felt across the world following the announcement of the death of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.

The Mayor of Thurrock is sending a letter of condolence to Her Majesty The Queen on behalf of the members and officers of Thurrock Council and the residents of Thurrock.

Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Terry Piccolo said: “It is a sad day for the nation and I offer my condolences to the royal family on behalf of our Thurrock family at this difficult time.

“Many of our older residents may remember Prince Philip’s visits to our borough in 1960, when he opened the Thurrock Technical College in Little Thurrock and again in 1981 when he accompanied Her Majesty The Queen on a visit to Grays.”

During the mourning period, flags will be flown at half-mast at the Civic Offices, Grays and in Tilbury Civic Square.

Information about an online Book of Condolence for residents wishing to express their sympathies will be provided in due course along with any additional information provided by Buckingham Palace. Further information will be included on the council’s website.

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