Information on public events following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

on Friday, 09 September 2022.

Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, Salisbury City Council would like to inform you that there will be events in the city to give visitors and residents of Salisbury the opportunity to come together to remember Her Majesty and pay their respects.

Tomorrow (Saturday 10 September), the National Proclamation will take place at 11am. At this time, the Union flag on The Guildhall will be raised to full-mast to coincide with the national reading of the Proclamation in London and will continue to be flown at full-mast for the rest of the day.

The Mayor of the City of Salisbury, Cllr Tom Corbin, will read the local proclamation the following day (Sunday 11 September) at 1.15pm where the Guildhall’s flag will return to half-mast. All are welcome at the Guildhall Square to witness the reading of the proclamation.

The Book of Condolences is open to sign in the foyer of Salisbury Guildhall. This will be available from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday, Saturday 10am until 4pm, and 10am until 4pm on Sunday. There is another located at Salisbury Cathedral. Wiltshire Council will also be providing book of condolence locations, such as Bourne Hill and Wiltshire Council libraries. You can also sign the online condolence book here:

There is the opportunity to light a candle at Salisbury Cathedral, which will be open at set times for this purpose, and floral tributes may be laid on the Cathedral lawns or the front of the War Memorial in Salisbury Guildhall Square. We kindly ask that cellophane wrapping is removed from the flowers before they are laid.

During this period of national mourning, many Council meetings and events will be cancelled. This includes Street Sellers this Sunday and the Car Boot Sale on Sunday 18 September. The Charter Market will operate as normal.

Please note that the Book of Condolences is now closed.