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Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council announcement on the Death of HRH Prince Philip

Published on Friday, 9th April 2021

Union flag flying at half mast above Nuneaton Town Hall

It was with great sadness that on Friday 9 April 2021, the Borough Council learned of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip.

Accordingly, the Borough Council has implemented Operation Forth Bridge which is the plan for everything that needs to be done by the Borough Council from the announcement of Prince Philip’s passing to the day of the funeral. 

The Union flag is flying at half mast above Nuneaton Town Hall, and will remain so until after the funeral of Prince Philip. 

Leader of the Council, Councillor Julie Jackson, said:  

“It was with deep sorrow that I heard this unhappy news of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip. The Council will be sending a letter of condolence to Her Majesty on behalf of all the Councillors, Officers and Citizens of the Borough. As a mark of respect Councillors will wear black ties or black armbands when on official Council business.  

“These are unprecedented days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will do our best to deliver ‘business as usual’ services and we are not expecting any further disruptions, but people should be aware that we will also be following protocols and guidelines from Buckingham Palace, St James Palace and Downing Street.” 

A Book of Condolence is open online at In order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions and to reduce the risk of transmission Books of Condolence are not available in public buildings for peope to sign in person.

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