Hastings mayor pays tribute to Duke of Edinburgh
Cllr Nigel Sinden, mayor of Hastings, has this afternoon paid tribute to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, whose death was announced earlier today.
Cllr Sinden, wearing a black armband and a black rosette and with his mayoral badge shrouded, laid a bunch of red roses at the town's war memorial in Alexandra Park. The town hall flag is flying at half mast and other flags have been removed.
Cllr Sinden said :- "I want to pass on my sincere condolences to the Queen on behalf of Hastings Borough Council and all of the people of Hastings. I am greatly saddened at Prince Philip's death.
"We are asking anyone who wants to lay a floral tribute to do so at the war memorial in Alexandra Park.
"Because of COVID-19 a physical book of remembrance is not possible, and we are inviting residents who want to leave an online message to do so on our website www.hastings.gov.uk/my-council/condolence where a virtual book of condolence is being set up."