It is with regret and deep sadness that we all heard today, 9th April 2021, of the passing of his Royal Highness, Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh, aged 99 years. He had been a stalwart companion to her Majesty the Queen and supported her during their 73 years of marriage, epitomising a generation who did their duty, from his time in the Royal Navy and throughout his long service to the nation. I am sure I echo the thoughts of everyone in sending our deepest sympathies and condolences to all the members of the Royal Family and especially Her Majesty at this time of deepest sorrow for her. The Town Council would normally hold a public minute silence to mark his passing, and in the time of COVID lockdown we will be doing this in advance of the Full Council meeting at 7.00pm Monday 12th April, 2021 to be held remotely by ZOOM. A book of condolence will be opened from Monday 12th April at the council offices (opening times 10-12.30pm) in which members of the public can record their respects and I am sure we may all wish to pay our own tribute to Prince Philip and give earnest thanks for his life and contribution to the nation.
Cllr John Irven, Chair of Council & Mayor of Watchet