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Condolence books and flowers

The Council's condolence books are available to sign during regular office opening hours. These can be found at the following locations:

  • Chester Town Hall
  • Chester Cathedral
  • Northwich Memorial Court
  • Wyvern House, in Winsford
  • Ellesmere Port Library and The Portal, in Ellesmere Port

Other books of condolence may be opened by town and parish councils and local religious places.

These books will close at 5pm on Friday 16 September and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 20 September, closing completely at 5pm the same day.

However, the condolence book at Chester Town Hall and Chester Cathedral will remain open during the public holiday on Monday 19 September.

The books will be bound and kept in the borough’s archive as a record of the sentiments expressed by local people on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Messages can also be posted online:

Send a message of condolence

Flower carpets

Flowers can be placed outside:

  • Chester Town Hall
  • Ellesmere Port Civic Square
  • Northwich Memorial Court
  • Wyvern House, Winsford

Anyone wishing to leave flowers is asked to remove any plastic wrapping before laying their floral tribute.

Alternatively, people may wish to consider supporting one of the many charities, associations or organisations that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was linked with or a patron of. You can search for these on the Royal Family website: 

The Royal Family: Charities and Patronages

The day after the Queen's State Funeral, Tuesday 20 September, the flower carpets will close, and all flowers will be removed and transferred to Grosvenor Park, Chester, where they will be laid near the wicker sculpture of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. They will remain there until Friday, 23 September 2022. After this time, the flowers will be mulched and spread around trees, in areas across the borough which form the Queen’s Green Canopy.