On behalf of the people of Oxford, Councillor James Fry, the Lord Mayor of Oxford, said:
“We are all deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“My thoughts, and those of the people of Oxford, are with the Royal Family at this time and we join with people from around the world as we remember with affection and gratitude the lifetime of service given by our longest-reigning monarch, whose Platinum Jubilee we celebrated so recently.”
The Leader of the Council, Councillor Susan Brown said: “While our thoughts are particularly with Her Majesty’s immediate family over their loss, people across our city and across the world will also feel this loss as The Queen has been part of all of our lives for so many years.”
To mark this solemn event, Oxford City Council will fly its flags at half-mast during the period of national mourning.
The City Council has enacted the protocol that we have in place for this sad occasion, and are awaiting guidance from the Palace.
We know that people across the city will want to remember the lifetime of service given by our longest-reigning monarch and will update tomorrow on ways in which residents can do this.