From Portishead Town Council Chair Paul Gardner
I am sure that you will have heard the very sad news of the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh, aged 99.
The Union Flag is now flying half-mast at the Folk Hall.
The Royal Family has advised that during the current public health situation, Books of Condolence will not be available for the public to sign. An online book is available here: https://www.royal.uk/condolence
The Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes in memory of The Duke.”
There will be a public silence outside the Folk Hall, the date and time of this will be announced separately.
I would like to express the great sadness of both the Council and Portishead Community at this news and also to express deepest sympathies to the Royal Family and friends of the Duke.