Cllr Sam Chapman-Allen, chairman of the District Councils’ Network, has issued the following statement in response to the death of Her Majesty the Queen:
On behalf of the District Councils’ Network I wish to express the deepest sorrow at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
District councils join with the people of the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and the world in mourning Her Majesty and remembering her supreme contribution to the happiness and success of so many during her reign.
All against a backdrop of monumental changes in society. Throughout her reign she has been a beacon of stability, faith and courage. She was not only our Queen, but a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and our prayers are extended to the Royal family at this difficult time. History will show her contribution to our society has been transformative, and she will be truly remembered as one of Britain’s greatest monarchs.