The Duke of Edinburgh

1921 – 2021

Cllr Will Pillinger, Chairman of Docking Parish Council made the following brief statement

“Docking Parish Council are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of HRH Prince Phillip the Duke of Edinburgh. The lifelong commitment by the Duke to the Queen and country was extraordinary. The Duke loved being in Norfolk and spent most of his time here in recent years. Many in the village were quite used to seeing him around the Sandringham area: driving his carriage, shooting, touring the Estate and especially at Christmas when many will have enjoyed seeing the Queen and the Duke going to Church over the Christmas period. The Duke will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family.”

A national period of mourning will be observed until the day after the funeral.

Due to COVID-19 the book of condolence will not be placed in the church as planned, however you will be able to leave a message in the ebook of condolence on the official royal website. Here.

Read the statement made by The Mayor of the Borough of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Cllr Geoff Hipperson. Here.



Individual councillor members contribute to the work of the Parish Council by suggesting ideas, engaging in constructive debate, responding to the needs and views of the community, representing their constituents, behaving in an ethical way and being open about interests, commenting on proposals to ensure the best outcome and voting – to enable the council to make decisions.

The chairman, assisted by the clerk, guides these activities by managing the meetings of the council. No individual councillor (including the chairman) can make a decision on behalf of the council.

Law determines what the council must do (its duties), what it can choose to do (its powers) and what it cannot do.

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