Barnet marks the passing of Her Majesty The Queen


Her Majesty The Queen

Her Majesty The Queen

The London Borough of Barnet has put out the following statement following the death today, September 8 2022, of Her Majesty The Queen.

The Worshipful Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Alison Moore, said: “It is with the deepest sadness that we learnt today of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. We share in the profound grief felt across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the entire world.

“Her extraordinary 70-year reign, the longest of any British monarch, was characterised by her unwavering commitment to a life of service and therefore Her Majesty has fully deserved a very special and unique place in all our lives.

“As a mark of respect, we will be flying the Union flag at half-mast with immediate effect at Hendon Town Hall and in Colindale. A book of condolence will be opened in Barnet to give people the opportunity to express their sympathies.

I will write to Buckingham Palace to convey sincere condolences to the Royal family on behalf of all the residents of Barnet.”

His Majesty The King will be proclaimed in Barnet by The Worshipful Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Alison Moore at 2pm on Sunday 11 September. The Proclamation will take place on the steps in front of Hendon Town Hall. The Mayor will be joined by the Representative Deputy Lieutenant Martin Russell, the Leader of Barnet Council, Cllr Barry Rawlings, councillors, past mayors, and the council’s leadership team. Barnet residents are invited to attend the Proclamation.

The council leader and councillors have also been paying tribute. In response to the death of the Queen, Leader of Barnet Council, Cllr Barry Rawlings, said:

"On behalf of Barnet Council, our staff and local residents I extend our deepest condolences to His Majesty the King and the Royal Family following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

"Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time of great sadness.

"This period of mourning is also a time to reflect on the great contribution Queen Elizabeth made to the life of our nation, and the Commonwealth, and the example she gave of public service and duty. She will be sorely missed both at home and across the world."

Cllr Dan Thomas, Leader of the Conservative Group, said:

"Barnet residents share a deep sadness following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“Her Majesty was a constant in all our lives, through a reign in which so much change took place in our great country. She personified perfect public service; she will be mourned and missed.

“I offer His Majesty the King, and the whole Royal Family my heartfelt condolences."

There will be a service of Commemoration of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday 18 September at 6pm at St. Mary's Church Hendon, Greyhound Hill.

There will also be a National one-minute silence at 8pm, Sunday 18 September that community groups, clubs and other organisations are encouraged to mark.

A book of condolence is open at Hendon Town Hall so that people can pay their respects. This will be open from Friday 9 September and will continue to be open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. It will remain open until 5pm the day after the funeral.

As well as the book of condolence available at the Town Hall there is an e-condolence book if people wish to sign they can visit

Members of the public can now lay flowers and other appropriate memorials on the grassed area in front of Hendon Town Hall. In the likely event of space becoming limited, tributes will be moved overnight to the main entrance outside Hendon Park, Queens Road, Hendon, NW4 2TJ.

Please continue to check our website and social media channels for updates.

H.M. The Queen and Barnet

(Copyright MH Russell DL, Royal Associations with what has become the London Borough of Barnet)

  • 1937: As the Princess Royal, HRH Princess Elizabeth visits the Victoria Hospital Barnet
  • 1945: Three Dakota aircraft bearing Their Majesties The King and Queen, Princess Elizabeth and a press entourage, leave RAF Hendon for RAF Long Kesh for the first Royal visit by air to Northern Ireland
  • Their Royal Highnesses, The Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose, visit Abbey Folk Park, New Barnet
  • 1948: As the Princess Royal, HRH Princess Elizabeth, when pregnant with Prince Charles, visits the Drapers Cottages, Mill Hill
  • 1952: H.M. The Queen opens Halliwick Hospital, Friern Barnet
  • 1957: H.M. The Queen plants a cedar tree to commemorate the 150th  anniversary of the foundation of Mill Hill School
  • 1957: H.M. The Queen visits Queen Elizabeth’s School for Girls, Barnet, the first visit of this monarch to a state school.
  • 1972: H.M. The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh attend final performance of the ‘Gang Show’ with the Boy Scouts at the Odeon, Temple Fortune
  • 1972: H.M. The Queen formally opens the RAF Museum, Hendon
  • 1974: H.M. The Queen opens the Peel Centre, Hendon Police College
  • 1977: Royal review of the Police takes place at Hendon Police College as part of Her Majesty’s Silver Jubilee
  • 1982: H.M. The Queen, as Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Engineers, spends the day at Inglis Barracks visiting Home Postal Depot, Royal Engineers (BFPO), and unveils a commemorative statue called ‘Letter from Home’ to mark the centenary of BFPO
  • 1985: H.M. The Queen opens the Central Public Health Laboratory in Colindale
  • 1992: H.M. The Queen opens the North London Hospice, Woodside Avenue, North Finchley, and unveils a plaque
  • 2001: H.M. The Queen lays a wreath to inaugurate the Metropolitan Police Memorial in the grounds of the Metropolitan Police Training Establishment, Peel Centre, Colindale
  • 2002: Golden Jubilee North London celebration is held at Copthall Stadium, Mill Hill. H.M. The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh review North London activities
  • 2005: H.M. The Queen visits the emergency call centre at Hendon Police Peel Centre after the Asian tsunami disaster      
  • 2012: Procession of H.M. The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh through Edgware on Her Majesty’s North London Diamond Jubilee procession.