On behalf of Rugeley Town Council and residents of Rugeley, it is with great sadness with which we have received the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
Our condolences go out to The Queen and the Royal Family and our thoughts are with them during this time.
The Duke of Edinburgh has served our country with both distinction and honour throughout his life.
If residents would like to pay their respects, they are being encourage to do so by signing an online condolence book being created on the British Monarchy's website in the coming days. This can be found at www.royal.uk There will be no physical book of condolence being provided by the Town Council on this occasion.
On floral tributes, we are advising our residents to restrict any tributes they may wish to make to the confines of their own homes, perhaps by displaying in a window or a front garden. This is in line with the wishes of Buckingham Palace and is in view of the current pandemic situation.