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It has been announced by Buckingham Palace that HM Queen Elizabeth II has passed away. The Parish Council and the people of Southfleet are deeply saddened to hear the news and send our condolences to the Royal family for their loss.

For those who want to pay tribute to the Queen online, The Royal Family have added a ‘Book of Condolence’ to their official website. https://www.royal.uk/send-message-condolence

Statement from the Chairman, Noreen Salway

The Ship off State Queen Elizabeth 11 approaches, slowly now after the long voyage of 70 years.

Those years spent guiding, comforting, listening, defending advising. The ship comes to rest in quiet water.

Flags are lowered, prayers are offered. An era is ending, but not all its memories. n the annals of our long Moanarchy, none has served as better at defending us her people.

Your Majesty, thank you. May you rest in peace.