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Queen Elizabeth: Durham Remembrance details have been released


Details of remembrance arrangements in County Durham have been released following the death of Her Majesty The Queen.


As a mark of respect, flags at County Hall, Durham Town Hall, Crook Civic Centre and the council offices in Green Lane, Spennymoor, are now flying at half-mast.




Books of condolence are available for people to sign at a number of council venues:

  • Barnard Castle Customer Access Point and Library (10am to 5pm, Monday to Wednesday and 10am to 4.30pm, Friday)

  • Bishop Auckland Town Hall (10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday)

  • Chester-le-Street Library (10am to 7pm, Monday and Thursday, 10am to 6pm Tuesday, 10am to 5pm Friday and 9.30am to 12.30pm Saturday)

  • Consett Leisure Centre (7am to 9pm, Monday to Friday and 7am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday)

  • Crook Civic Centre (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)

  • Gala Durham (10am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday)

  • Newton Aycliffe Library and Leisure Centre (7am to 9pm, Monday to Sunday)

  • Peterlee Library (10am to 7pm, Monday and Tuesday, 10am to 6pm Thursday, 10am to 5pm Friday and 9.30am to 12.30pm Saturday)

  • Seaham Customer Access Point (9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4.30pm Friday)

  • Spennymoor Leisure Centre (7am to 9pm, Monday to Friday and 7am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday)

  • The Louisa Centre, Stanley (7am to 9pm, Monday to Sunday and 7am to 5.30pm Saturday and Sunday)

  • The Dales Centre, Stanhope (10am to 5pm, Monday to Sunday)


A national online book of condolence has been opened by Buckingham Palace and can be

found at www.royal.uk/send-message-condolence .


Floral tributes can also be left at Chester-le-Street Market Place, Bishop Auckland Town

Hall, Millennium Place in Durham City, at the front of Crook Civic Centre, Consett War

Memorial and outside The Witham at Barnard Castle.


In line with Royal protocol, the proclamation of King Charles III will be read by the High

Sheriff for County Durham in Durham Market Place at 1pm on Sunday 11 September. It

will then be read again in communities across the county later that day.


To enable visitors to attend the proclamation, the council’s park and ride service will be

operating from Belmont to the city centre from 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Meanwhile,

Claypath and the Peninsula will be closed to all traffic from 11.30am to 2.30pm.


A service of remembrance will be held in Durham Cathedral on Saturday 17 September at

3pm. Members of the public can book a free ticket to attend the service from the

cathedral’s website at www.durhamcathedral.co.uk . Services will also be held in churches

around the county over the coming days.