Peter Harris, Chairman of Tendring District Council, will make an official proclamation on Sunday (11 September), announcing the new monarch.
Councillor Harris will make the Proclamation for the district of Tendring, formally announcing locally the accession of King Charles III, at 2pm on the steps of Clacton Town Hall – and the public are invited to attend.
Flags at Tendring District Council (TDC) buildings will be flown at half-mast during the period of national mourning, though protocol means they will fly fully during the Proclamation period – from 11am on Saturday (10 September) until 3pm on Sunday (11 September).
Councillor Harris said: “It is with deep sadness and regret that we received news of the death of our longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II – but we also now welcome the accession of a new King.
“On behalf of Tendring District Council I express our sorrow at the Queen’s passing, and I know our residents will feel the same way, and I also express my condolences to Queen Elizabeth II’s family.
“We are also looking forward to welcoming our new monarch, King Charles III, with the Proclamation for the district of Tendring.”
Books of Condolence opened today (Friday, 9 September) for members of the public to sign in memory of Queen Elizabeth II at Clacton Town Hall, Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles and Walton-on-the-Naze Lifestyles leisure centres. These are accessible during usual opening hours, and the Book at the Town Hall will also be available between 10am-4pm this weekend.
People can also sign the Buckingham Palace e-book of condolence at the www.royal.uk website. Books of Condolence will be closed the day after the funeral.
The public are invited to lay floral tributes outside Clacton Town Hall, which will be removed on the morning after the funeral.
Scheduled meetings of the Planning Committee on Wednesday, 14 September, and full Council on Tuesday, 20 September, have been cancelled and the business postponed.
In addition, scheduled consultation events due to take place from tomorrow on the proposed Jaywick Sands Place Plan and Design Guide have been postponed. Further details on revised dates and events for the consultation will be announced in due course.
For updates on changes to council operations due to the Queen's passing, visit our dedicated web page.