HM Queen Elizabeth II - Service Updates

Posted on Tuesday 13th September 2022
Her Majesty The Queen

“Newport City Council is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“As our longest ever reigning monarch, she committed many years of loyal service to the country and for that we give our utmost thanks.

“Newport was honoured to welcome Her Majesty to the city on several occasions and holds its status as a jubilee city in high regard.

“We extend the sympathy of the council and the city to the royal family at this time.”

Councillor Martyn Kellaway, Mayor of the City of Newport


Waste collections changes

Following the announcement that Monday 19 September will be a bank holiday to mark the state funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II, we are making a change to our waste collections next week.

There will be no waste, recycling or garden waste collected on Monday 19th. All waste will be collected one day later than normal next week, so if your waste is normally collected on Monday, it will be collected on Tuesday. Collections will run until Saturday 24th.

Our household waste recycling centre will also be closed on Monday 19 September.


Flags at half-mast

As a mark of respect, the flags at the Civic Centre will fly at half-mast until Saturday 10 September at 11am. In line with national protocols, the flag will then be raised to full mast. On Sunday 11 September at 1pm, they will be returned to half-mast until the end of the national mourning period.

The clock tower will also remain dark in the evenings during the period of mourning.

Books of condolence

Books of condolence are now open to the public at the following locations and times:

- Newport Civic Centre, NP20 4UR:     Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm

- The Riverfront Theatre, NP20 1HG:  Monday, 9am - 6pm

Tuesday, 9am - 6pm

Wednesday, 9am - 8pm

Thursday, 9am - 10pm

Friday, 9am - 10pm

Saturday, 9am - 10pm

Sunday TBC

- Newport Cathedral, NP20 4EA:         7 days a week, 10am- 3pm

They will remain open until the end of the formal period of mourning.

An online book of condolence can be signed at

Laying of flowers

Members of the public who wish to lay flowers can do so at the following locations:

- Civic Centre, NP20 4UR

- Newport Cathedral, NP20 4EA

- The Riverfront Theatre, NP20 1HG

Please consider placing flowers without plastic wrapping or with the wrapping removed.

Proclamation Day

The official proclamations for Gwent and Newport have taken place.

It is the formal method of sharing the news that the monarch has died and that the heir has acceded to the throne.

Watch online:




Public meetings due to take place will now be postponed until after the funeral of Her Majesty.

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