Radio Jackie News banner

107.8 Radio Jackie - Bulletins aired each hour

Friday 9 September 2022

The Mayor of Richmond upon Thames has expressed her condolences, on behalf of the Council and residents of the borough, following the sad news of the death of our late Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II.

 In a letter of condolence to the Palace, the Mayor, Councillor Julia Cambridge, has said:  

The Queen has been a constant and reassuring figure in the lives of the British people. Through decades of rule from her accession to the throne in 1952 and throughout her seventy-year rule, the Queen’s lasting presence and commitment to the nation and its people, has provided reassurance for so many.  

"Queen Elizabeth’s devotion to her family and this country has been a true inspiration. Her work as the longest reigning monarch has had a huge impact on the lives of so many. Queen Elizabeth will be remembered for her service, devotion, and dedication to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.” 

Councillor Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council, has said: 

This is an incredibly sad time for our nation and we know people will want to pay their respects and share their memories of Queen Elizabeth. Buckingham Palace has published information about their options for commemoration, but we know that not everyone will be able to travel to central locations. We are therefore offering a location for flowers to be laid at York House in Twickenham and Books of Condolences in a number of locations around the Richmond upon Thames.  

“This is a time for us to come together as a borough and remember the life and work of an extraordinary woman. Buckingham Palace have issued guidance for the period of mourning, between now and the funeral. If you are looking for guidance on how you can ensure you respect the wishes of the Royal Family during this period, I would encourage you to seek that information out.” 

Buckingham Palace have opened a virtual Book of Condolences. This can be accessed at 

While the Council encourages residents to sign the online book, physical books are available at the York House reception and Civic Centre reception in Twickenham and at each of the libraries in the borough.  If support is needed to write a message in the physical book, Council officers are available to help. For residents who are unable to sign the online book or visit one of these locations, messages may be sent by post and the Council will add these to one of the physical books. Please send written messages to Book of Condolence, c/o The Mayor’s Office, York House, Richmond Road, TW1 3AA.  

Once the books are closed, the books will be archived at the Richmond Reference Library. 

Public floral tributes are welcome at the York House main driveway, in Twickenham. Tributes will be kept for up to two weeks following the funeral of the Queen (although any withered or dead flowers will be removed on a regular basis). We ask members of the public to leave flowers only. All endeavours will be made to compost the flowers, so we ask that people please remove any cellophane or other wrapping/packaging before laying. Any cards left alongside floral tributes will be collected and added to the borough’s physical Book of Condolence. Any other forms of tribute that are left (e.g. teddy bears), will be considered for archiving or will be recycled.  

At 10am on Saturday 10 September 2022, St. James’ Palace will make the Proclamation, which is the formal announcement of the new monarch.  

The Proclamation will be made locally by the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames at a short formal ceremony at 2.30pm on Sunday, the 11th of September on the steps of York House in Twickenham.  

Any further details of local events will be published on the Council website as and when details are confirmed. 

In accordance with protocols, the Union Flags that fly above York House and the Civic Centre have been lowered to half-mast. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:30 pm  

Top of Radio Jackie News page here.

RJ Home button

One of many reasons why we are so useful to South West London... our very own news team bringing you stories that are relevant to you and your area.
If you have a press release or would like to send in news then pop off an e-mail to [email protected]

radio Jackie News Twitter
Follow Jackie News at

Listen to Jackie's latest News and Travel
Radio Jackie Latest News  Radio Jackie Latest Travel
News Team - - Local news 24 hours a day

news reader
Lucy Mayer
Lucy is the News and Travel Editor. Find out more about her on the Presenters page.

news reader
Luke Williams
Luke spends his free time playing synthesisers and watching old sitcoms. Journalism helps remind him of the 21st century.

news reader
Chloe Norman
Chloe presents both news and travel - find out more about her on the Presenters page.

news reader
Alex Loveridge
Alex loves watching tennis at Surbiton and Wimbledon and also plays a bit too. He swims at Richmond, but not in the Thames.

news reader
Mike Oban
Mike enjoys playing and watching sports and is a budding football coach.

news reader
Jacqui Kerr
Jacqui enjoys all sports and has had a go at most! She loves talking, current affairs, music, and walking her polar-bear-sized dog.

news reader
David Walker
David´s philosophy is you only live once so go out and grab every opportunity no matter how small.

news reader
John Beesley
John lives in Hounslow. He enjoys beer and singing with barbershop quartets and choruses, though not necessarily in that order.

news reader
Clare Whitehead
Clare is a playwright, an experienced voiceover artist and the narrator of several audio books. She loves dogs and ballet!

news reader
Jiji Ahn
Jiji can often be found visiting galleries, trying new cuisines and researching the latest trends and stories.

news reader
Holly Carnegie
Holly presents both news and travel - find out more about her on the Presenters page.

news reader
Alex Duke
Alex loves watching football, but also enjoys tennis and Formula One. He swims and hikes regularly and is a self-confessed history nerd.

news reader
Megan McElroy
Megan grew up in SW London and is interested in all things news.

news reader
Roshni Chouhan
Roshni loves playing tennis and everything related to music. SHe has been told she has a hidden talent mastering accents.
If you are researching a news story from the past our archive goes back over many years.
Please email [email protected] with any enquiries.