Statement from the Chairman of Stratford-on-Avon District Council


Published on 9 April 2021
Archived on 9 May 2021

HRH, The Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021)

Statement from the Chairman of Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Councillor Tony Dixon: "On behalf of the Councillors and Officers of Stratford-on-Avon District Council we are deeply saddened at the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time."

The Duke last visited Stratford-upon-Avon, on 4 March 2011 when he accompanied Her Majesty The Queen when she officially opened the transformed Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Following the announcement of the death, the flag above Elizabeth House has been lowered to half-mast and will remain in that position until 8am on the day after the His Royal Highness' funeral.

An Online Book of Condolence is now available on the Royal website for those who wish to send a personal message of condolence: Send a message of condolence | The Royal Family

On behalf of Stratford Town Council - Stratford Town Council (

Floral tributes in memory of HRH Duke of Edinburgh should be placed in the Garden of Remembrance, College Street, Old Town.
They will remain on display there until the day after the funeral, after which they will be composted. 
Due to Covid-19 guidelines, we request that social distancing measures are adhered to at all times when placing floral tributes.

Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267575

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Last updated on 10/04/2021