Flowers laid in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will form part of a lasting tribute

tribute-flowersFollowing the sad death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, local people have been leaving floral tributes to at St Editha’s Church and the Jubilee Gardens.

Floral tributes placed by Tamworth mourners as a mark of respect, will play a part in a lasting tribute to Her Majesty within the Jubilee Gardens in the Castle Grounds.

Tamworth Borough Council’s Street Scene team will start to remove the tributes that have been laid outside St Editha’s Church and the Castle Grounds, from Monday, September 26.

These heart-warming tributes will be respectfully removed and added to a specific composting bin, where they will later be used to nourish the Jubilee Gardens in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  

Tamworth Borough Council Mayor, Councillor Moira Greatorex, said: "I have been very touched by the number of floral tributes that our thoughtful residents have left outside St Editha’s and in the Castle Grounds, expressing their sorrow at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“I would like to reassure everyone that we fully understand how important their floral tributes are. We’re gathering the floral tributes to turn into compost which will then be used to nourish our Jubilee Gardens in the Castle Grounds, planted in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

"Given Her Majesty’s innovative Queen’s Green Canopy campaign, this seems a fitting way to honour and cherish her memory.

“I would also like to thank everyone who wrote such beautiful messages in the Book of Condolence at St Editha’s Church. These messages will be saved as part of our history in remembering our Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.”