The Mayor of Halton has expressed the sadness of the Council and the people of the Borough of Halton at the news of the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Cllr Margaret Horabin, said: “We join the nation and the world in mourning the loss of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who has dutifully served our country and steadfastly supported Her Majesty the Queen during her reign. Through his own work His Royal Highness has supported many charities and good causes. In particular, his Duke of Edinburgh Programme has provided many young people in Halton and across the country the opportunity to build their self-confidence, meet new friends and learn life-changing skills.”
As a mark of respect, Halton Borough Council will be flying flags at its buildings at half-mast.
Books of Condolence will be opened for members of the public to express their sympathies. From Monday 12 April, they will be located at:
- Halton Direct Link, Runcorn Shopping City, Runcorn WA7 2ES
- Halton Direct Link, 7 Brook Street, Widnes WA8 6NB
Both Direct Links are open 9am-1pm Monday to Friday.
Further announcements will be made in due course.