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Proclamation event taking place at Ashfield District Council Offices on 11 September 2022

Proclamation Event on Sunday 11 September

Ashfield District Council Leaders, invited guests, Councillors, staff and residents attended a Proclamation event outside the Council Offices in Kirkby on Sunday 11 September as Chairman of the Council, Councillor David Walters, read the Proclamation of the Accession of the new monarch, King Charles III.

Councillor David Walters, the Chairman of Ashfield District Council, said at the ceremony:

"Our sadness at this time is shared by people across the globe as we remember with affection and gratitude the lifetime of service given by our longest-reigning monarch. But the basis on which our monarchy is built has ensured that through the centuries the crown has passed in its unbroken line of succession."

The Council offices will remain open every day (except closed Sunday 18th) until 5.00pm on Tuesday 20 September for residents sign the book of condolence in the reception area and you are welcome to lay flowers at the front of the building.

We have been made aware that there are also books of condolence at St Mary’s Church in Hucknall and St Mary’s Church in Sutton. If residents are aware of further books of condolence in the District please share this information with us. There is a national online book of condolence at

We would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support during these difficult times.



Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to call to His Mercy our late Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth the Second of Blessed and Glorious Memory, by whose Decease the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is solely and rightfully come to The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George: We, therefore, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this Realm and Members of the House of Commons, together with other members of Her late Majesty’s Privy Council and representatives of the Realms and Territories, Aldermen and Citizens of London, and others, do now hereby with one voice and Consent of Tongue and Heart publish and proclaim that The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George is now, by the Death of our late Sovereign of Happy Memory, become our only lawful and rightful Liege Lord Charles the Third, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of His other Realms and Territories, King, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to whom we do acknowledge all Faith and Obedience with humble Affection; beseeching God by whom Kings and Queens do reign to bless His Majesty with long and happy Years to reign over us. Given at St. James’s Palace this tenth day of September in the year of Our Lord twenty thousand and twenty-two.


Form of proclamation for proclaiming the new Sovereign in the United Kingdom
Image of the proclamation document

Download the Proclamation document

Proclamation video

A short video of the Proclamation of the Accession ceremony outside Ashfield District Council Offices.