Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has recognised the deep sorrow felt across the nation following the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II. The late Monarch reigned graciously for seventy years, her loyal devotion to duty and selfless service was unrivalled and is unlikely to ever be seen again.
The Council has decided it is only fitting that there is a lasting legacy in our Borough to honour her memory and is working on plans to bring this to fruition.
The following motion was brought to the full council meeting on Monday 26 September 2022 proposed by Councillor Flanagan and seconded by Councillor Bradley.
“This Council acknowledges, with sadness, the recent passing of our Late Sovereign Lady, Queen Elizabeth II. Pays tribute to the exemplary dignity, wisdom and diligence with which Her Late Majesty served our Nation and the Commonwealth. Further acknowledges the tremendous debt of gratitude owed for the personal sacrifice and unwavering loyal devotion over her glorious 70 year reign.
This Council commits thus to honour and enshrine her memory in tangible commemoration across the Borough and invites council officers to present an options paper to the relevant committee for consideration in due course.
This Council shall also establish a sub-committee to commence preparation for the coronation of His Majesty, King Charles III”.
The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Alderman Stephen Ross said;
“I am pleased the Council are looking at options to create a lasting legacy to our late Queen. It was evident by the public outpouring of grief across our Borough that our residents will welcome this proposal to honour and preserve her memory for future generations.”