Death of the Queen

Published: 08 September 2022

Banbury Town Council acknowledges with deepest sadness the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll – and offers its sincerest condolences to all members of the Royal Family.
The council knows that throughout the town there will be overwhelming grief at Her Majesty’s passing.
The Queen was Britain’s longest serving monarch and will be greatly missed.
Her Majesty’s passing will be mourned in the United Kingdom and around the world – especially in member countries of the Commonwealth of Nations of which she was head.
Cllr Kieron Mallon, leader of Banbury Town Council, said: “The Queen was an exceptional person who was admired and respected at home and abroad for her energy and commitment – and especially for her devotion to duty.
“We knew her as the Queen and while she graced that title she was also a mother who was devoted to her family.
“Those of us who met her during her visit to Banbury in 2008 will never forget the moment. It was the ultimate privilege.
Cllr Shaida Hussain, leader of the council’s Labour Group, said: “Britain has been fortunate indeed to have had a Queen so devoted to her country and her Commonwealth.
“The Queen was sovereign throughout the lives of the vast majority of people in this country, and as we mourn together as a nation, we can reflect on Her Majesty’s remarkable reign and the great era she oversaw. If anyone was the true definition of an institution, it was Queen Elizabeth the Second
Mayor Cllr Jayne Strangwood added: “She was the people’s queen and she treated everyone equally. On walkabouts she found time to talk with people from all aspects of life. Banbury witnessed that when she came to the town in 2008.
“Her family and the country will be distraught at her passing.”