Wreath laying ceremony pays tribute to The Queen
Ashfield District Council has held an official wreath laying ceremony in tribute to the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The event, led by Chairman of the Council – David Walters, Council Vice-Chairman Councillor Dale Grounds, Leader of the Council Jason Zadrozny, Chief Executive of Ashfield District Council Theresa Hodgkinson and staff marked the start of seventeen days of mourning. Councillors and staff also signed a book of condolence. This is available to sign for all residents in Ashfield during the next two weeks at the Urban Road Offices. The flags at the Council will be lowered and raised in line with national protocol.
Councillor David Walters said,
“This is a poignant and emotional time. I am proud to be the Civic Head of Ashfield District Council. It was emotional to be laying a wreath in tribute to Her Majesty The Queen. The Queen has led every aspect of our lives over 70 extraordinary years. We will continue to mark her life over the coming weeks.”
Council Leader Jason Zadrozny, who also signed the book of condolence said,
“Since the news broke yesterday of the death of Queen Elizabeth II – there has been an outpouring of grief from Ashfield residents. Like the vast majority of residents – I have known no other Monarch. From the hundreds of Ashfield residents who received birthday cards on their 100th birthday, to those who followed The Queen’s remarkable leadership – Ashfield is united in grief.”