Queen Elizabeth II: 1926 - 2022
Leader of South Staffordshire Council, Cllr Roger Lees, said:
“I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty The Queen and our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with the Royal Family at this sad time.
“She served the nation with loyalty and commitment, which will be hard to surpass.
“She has been a much-loved and highly-respected figure and her passing will touch people all over the world.
“The thoughts of the people of South Staffordshire are with her family."
Chief executive of South Staffordshire Council, Dave Heywood, said:
“This is a time of great sadness where we mourn our Head of State and look back on her remarkable life.
"The Queen's long reign has been a time of enormous change and the country has been blessed by her sense of duty and devotion to a life of service."
The council's flag will be flown at half-mast until the day following the funeral and a Book of Condolence will be opened by South Staffordshire Council to allow residents to pay their respects. The book will be made available at Codsall Community Hub from 2pm to 5pm today (September 9th), officially opened by the Leader of the Council and Chief Executive.