PRESS RELEASE: Loss and sorrow felt across the nation in mourning the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Published: 12 September 2022

The Mayor, Cllr Rachel Parry, paying tribute to Her Majesty, said: ‘As the longest serving British Monarch, she has inspired generations, and has been a much loved presence in all our lives.’

As a mark of respect, during the period of Royal mourning, the Union Flag at the Town Council Offices and on the Vine will fly at half-mast.

The Mayor will be reading the official Proclamation on Sunday 11th September at 3.15pm at the Vine War Memorial and invites residents to join her and Town Councillors to mark this occasion.

For those wishing to leave flowers, The Vine War Memorial, Dartford Road Sevenoaks is recommended as a fitting location.

(Please no plastic or cellophane wrapping as flowers will be composted the day after funeral and used to plant a memorial tree)


Contact:  Linda Larter MBE    /   Ann White