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Mayor to read tribute before Bishop's Stortford observes silence for Queen

Bishop's Stortford Town Council will mark the National Moment of Reflection on Sunday (Sept 18) evening, to mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and reflect on her life and legacy, with a ceremony in Market Square.

The mayor, Cllr Dave Anderson, will read a short tribute. This will be followed by a one-minute silence and the playing of the National Anthem.

Residents who wish to pay their respects are invited to arrive no later than 7.55pm.

Cllr Dave Anderson
Cllr Dave Anderson

Details of larger-scale public events to be held across the country will be published at https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/her-majesty-queen-elizabeth-ii.

The Government has advised that the silence on the eve of the Queen's state funeral can also be marked privately at home, with friends and family, on doorsteps or in the street with neighbours or at locally arranged community events and vigils.

Community groups, clubs and other organisations across the country are being encouraged to take part, while people overseas are also encouraged to observe the one-minute silence at 8pm local time.

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