'Prince Philip will be fondly remembered for his charity work and inspiring young people' - Crawley Borough Council pays tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh

Crawley Borough Council has joined the nation in mourning the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 4:21 pm
Prince Philip visits Carey House in 2006. Picture courtesy of Crawley Borough Council

The Duke of Edinburgh died peacefully aged 99 at Windsor Castle.

The Union flag outside the Town Hall has been lowered to half-mast.

An online book of condolence has been opened on the Royal Family’s website at royal.uk.

You can also leave messages of condolence on Crawley Borough Council s Facebook page at facebook.com/crawleycouncil.

Residents who do not have online access can post a message of condolence in the Town Hall post box or send it to The Mayor’s Office, Town Hall, The Boulevard, Crawley RH10 1UZ.

Floral tributes can be left at the bandstand in Memorial Gardens. Please do not leave any candles or lanterns.

Flowers will be cleared away the day after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral. All notes on the tributes will be retained, digitised and stored in the Town Hall.

The Duke of Edinburgh visited Crawley in 1958 and 2006.

In 1958, he joined Her Majesty The Queen when she officially opened Gatwick Airport and Queens Square.

They also visited Langley Green Community Hall, Crawley Technical College, St Mary’s Church in Southgate and the George Hotel in the High Street.

In 2006, he again visited Queens Square before heading to Thomas Bennett Community College, Varian Medical Systems and also Carey House sheltered housing scheme in West Green.

Councillor Shahzad Malik, Deputy Mayor of Crawley, said: “I was deeply saddened to learn today of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh.

"On behalf of Crawley Borough Council, its councillors and residents, I would like to send our warmest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family as we join our nation in mourning.

“As a town, we were proud to have hosted His Royal Highness, along with Her Majesty The Queen, here on two memorable occasions.

"He dedicated his life to public duty and will be fondly remembered for his charity work and inspiring young people through the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme.”