The Mayor of Erewash, Councillor John Sewell, says the borough’s residents share the deep sadness felt by the nation at the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Following the announcement of the news, the Mayor said:

“On behalf of Erewash Borough Council and all our residents, may I say that we share the nation’s great sense of mourning. Queen Elizabeth had a long and remarkable life and will forever be remembered for her grace, her sense of duty and her devotion to a life of service.
“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 the Queen, many from the countless royal visits she carried out in this country over the last 70 years. Queen Elizabeth II ruled for longer than any other monarch in British history and witnessed many key moments in history during her extraordinary reign. She was an important figurehead during times of enormous social change and travelled more widely than any other British monarch.
“Rest in peace your majesty.”

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. A book of condolance is available on the Palace's website. Books of Condolence have been opened at Ilkeston and Long Eaton Town Halls, while residents can also leave messages online via the council’s Facebook page.

A full guide to what will happen in the borough can also be found on the Pay tribute in Erewash page