Borough prepares to mark day of the Queen's funeral

Trafford Council will be running reduced services on Monday 19 September as the nation comes together to mark the day of the Queen’s funeral.

The state funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey from 11am, with a two-minute silence observed across the country at midday.

Council offices will be closed on Monday 19 September, including libraries and leisure centres. Recycling centres will be open, while bin collections will also take place.

Residents are asked to put their bins out on the Sunday night as the crews are aiming to have finished their rounds before the start of the funeral, in order to avoid disruption. Any crews that are unable to finish their round by then will temporarily pause their collections from 11.45am to 12.15pm so that the two-minute silence can be observed.

Residents can pay their respects either privately, on their doorsteps or with family, friends, and their local community.

The silence will also be marked on Trafford Town Hall steps by civic dignitaries.

Council offices will be open as usual on Tuesday 20 September.

Books of condolence will not be available for signing on the day of the Queens funeral. They will be available again for one final day on Tuesday 20 September at Trafford Town Hall, Sale Waterside and Altrincham Town Hall.

Residents can also send a message of condolence to the Royal Family online.
Posted on Friday 16th September 2022