Leave a floral tribute to the Queen? Here’s One Thing You Shouldn’t Do – Wokingham.Today
ACROSS the country, people are leaving floral tributes for the Queen, as the nation mourns.
Sites have been set up in Reading and Wokingham for those wishing to pay their respects, but organizers are asking people to make one small change that will have a big impact and help create a lasting legacy for the Queen.
Flowers are left by the statue of Queen Victoria in Reading’s Blagrave Street.
The Mayor of Reading, Cllr Rachel Eden, was the first to do so in a short ceremony held at 10am on Friday September 9.
Likewise, space has been created outside Wokingham Town Hall for people to do the same.
The area is where the Christmas tree normally sits.
Both sites are within walking distance of their town halls, where condolence books are available for people to sign.
Flowers can also be laid by the pond at Wokingham Borough Council’s Shute End offices.
Wokingham City Council said it would remove any leftover soft toys on a daily basis, and these would then be donated to charities to share.
But they also ask people leaving flowers to remove the cellophane wrapping.
There are two reasons to do this.
The first is simply because they look better.
The second is that they are easier to dispose of in an environmentally friendly way once the period of mourning is over – they can be composted and used to help create new trees and flowers in a lasting tribute to the Queen.