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LGA ADVICE ON DEATH OF DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES

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The LGA has received a large number of enquiries concerning expressions of respect following the death of the Princ...
The LGA has received a large number of enquiries concerning expressions of respect following the death of the Princess of Wales. You will be aware that the funeral will take place on Saturday 6 September at 11am at Westminster Abbey, and that a large number of organisations are marking the occasion eg by cancellation of sporting events or partial closure.

It may be helpful for local authorities to know that one or all of the following are being undertaken or considered by a number of authorities:

-- The flying of flags at half-mast until the funeral

-- A period of silence before council/committee meetings

-- A period of silence in public buildings on the day of the funeral

-- Opening a local book of condolence

-- Closure or partial closure of offices open to the public on the day of the funeral - eg libraries, leisure facilities

-- Postponement of events being organised by the council

You may wish to inform the public that condolences to the Royal family can be left at their Internet Web Site http:www.royal.gov.uk.

Enquiries have also been received about the creation of funds for donations etc. It is possible that some form of national fund may be created in due course, but in the meantime, many individuals and organisations are making donations to the charities with which she was associated.

The LGA will be updating our web page should any further advice be received from Buckingham Palace or Downing Street.

Information about initiatives being taken by councils would be welcomed by the LGA's press office (Fax 071 664 3349 Tel 0171 664 3333).

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