Affecting Numerous Colchester Council Services & Buildings
Queen Elizabeth II visited Colchester on many occasions during her 70-year reign, her last visit being in 1985 where she had lunch at Colchester Town Hall before officially opening Colchester General Hospital.
Colchester Council has issued the following guidance:
As a mark of respect, and to allow council staff to mourn the nation’s loss, the following council buildings and services will close or run a limited service on Monday 19th September for The Queen’s state funeral:
- Colchester Castle.
- Hollytrees Museum.
- Natural History Museum.
- Visitor Information Centre.
- Leisure World – Colchester, Highwoods, Tiptree and Tennis Centre.
- Aqua Springs.
- Colchester Sports Park.
- Council offices at Rowan House and Gosbecks.
- Colchester Town Hall.
- North Essex Parking Partnership – limited service.
- Colchester Borough Homes offices.
Parks will stay open, and our Neighbourhoods team will continue to carry out essential operations such as street cleaning. Our Helpline service will still operate, and Colchester cemetery and crematorium will continue with planned services. All services and buildings will open as normal on Tuesday 20th September.
The portrait of the Queen used by Colchester Council to accompany the statement above was painted by West Bergholt resident Richard Stone.