HM The Queen

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II



Britain’s Queen Elizabeth died aged 96 on Thursday 8th September 2022.


Full statement released by Buckingham Palace:

“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

“Our hearts were saddened yesterday, when it was
announced that Queen Elizabeth II, our monarch for over 70 years, had died. She was the only Head of State many of us had ever known, and will be greatly missed. The Queen
devoted her life to the service of her country, right up until two days before she died.

Our thoughts are with her family, who have not just lost a Queen, but a beloved Mother,  Grandmother, and Great Grandmother.

God save the King”

                                                    Councillor Barbara Thorogood
Chair Hockley Parish Council





Book of condolence

A loose leaf book of condolence will be available at Hockley Parish Council, The Old Fire Station, 58 Southend Road, Hockley SS5 4QH.

A book of condolence is available at Hockley Fire Station, The Old Fire Station,5 8 Southend Road, Hockley SS5 4QH between the following times:

Monday 12th September                10am—4pm
Tuesday 13th September                10am – 4pm
Wednesday 14th September          5pm — 9 pm
Thursday 15th September              10am—4pm
Friday 16th September                    12pm—6pm
Saturday 17th September               10am—12pm
Tuesday 20th September                 10am—5pm

An online book is also available

Children:  A table is available at Hockley Fire Station if children wish to colour a picture or write a message to commemorate the Queen, these will be displayed within the building.  If children would prefer to draw a picture at  home and bring to the fire station these will also be

Placing of Flowers

It is requested that any floral tributes are placed at The Freight House, Bradley Way, Rochford, Esses SS4 1BU or King George V Rose Garden, Rayleigh SS6 8JL with all cellophane removed.