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Further updates following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


Dear all,

Following Friday's message I wanted to update you further on a number of things that you and your communities may find useful.

Firstly I wanted to mention the Proclamation Service at Guildford Cathedral which took place on Sunday. It was a moment of history for our county and beautifully led by our Lord Lieutenant, High Sheriff and our friends and colleagues at the Diocese of Guildford. Footage of the ceremony is available to watch on YouTube should you wish.

We have now had a number of national updates regarding the official mourning guidance and confirmation of the date of the funeral. All of this content is together in one place on our website here alongside links to travel information.

The last point about travel advice is an important one. We know that there will be a lot of people wishing to travel to London this week to pay their respects and as a bordering county it is highly likely this will be a lot of our residents. We want to make sure you are able to travel in and out of London safely, so please do plan ahead and make sure you're aware of what's happening well in advance.

Policing has a large operational part to play in the making sure the various events across this week are safe for the public but alongside this we of course are still very much focusing on every day policing. You may not see as much of this on our social media channels while we are in the mourning period and we are restricting what we publish to any critical operational updates. We are though still out there policing our communities and carrying on in the way you would expect.

 

Gavin Stephens QPM     

Chief Constable


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