It is with deep sadness that we learn of the passing of Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II on September 8.

On behalf of Erewash Borough Council and all our residents, may we say: Rest in Peace Your Majesty.

Queen Elizabeth II ruled for longer than any other monarch in British history and was a much loved and respected figure across the globe. She witnessed so many key moments in history during her extraordinary reign and will forever be remembered for her sense of duty and her devotion to a life of service.
She was an important figurehead for the UK and the Commonwealth during times of enormous social change and travelled more widely than any other British monarch, undertaking many overseas visits.
This is a very poignant moment for the UK and the Commonwealth – and, indeed, the world – and we know residents in this borough will have their own special memories of Queen Elizabeth II, many from the countless royal visits she carried out in this country over the last 70 years.

Pay tribute in Erewash

Erewash Borough Council will follow the national protocol for local authorities at this very sad time in order that residents may show their respects in the borough.

  • Condolence books will be open at Ilkeston and Long Eaton town halls until the day following the State Funeral. A book of condolence is also available on the Palace's website.
  • The Mayor of Erewash read the Proclamation outside Ilkeston Town Hall at 2pm on Sunday 11 September. 
  • Flags at Ilkeston and Long Eaton town halls will fly at half-mast until after the funeral on Monday 19 September.
  • Floral tributes: For those residents who wish to lay floral tributes, these can be placed at the Cenotaph on the market place in Ilkeston and around the war memorial outside St Laurence’s Church on Long Eaton Market Place. In lieu of floral tributes, those wishing to pay tribute can donate to a charity of their choice, one suggestion being the Royal British Legion.
  • A Service of Remembrance will be held at St Mary’s Church, Ilkeston at 6pm and a at St Laurence’s Church, Long Eaton at 5pm on Sunday September 18, the evening prior to the State Funeral.