Norfolk: where to watch King Charles III’s proclamation

Published:
09:00 11 September 2022



Norfolk residents have been invited to witness the proclamation of King Charles III, which takes place in ceremonies across the county.

At St James’s Palace in London, the new monarch was officially recognized by the Membership Council on Saturday September 10.

Today, cities and towns across the country will join in this historic process.

Here’s a guide to proclamation events across Norfolk and how you can witness the proclamation of the new king.

The Norfolk Proclamation

The regional proclamation will take place on the steps of Norfolk County Council’s County Hall headquarters in Martineau Lane, Norwich, at 1 p.m.

Lord-Lieutenant Lady Dannatt will pay homage to the Queen, before the High Sheriff of Norfolk reads the proclamation.

The Bishop of Norwich will lead the prayers and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Local proclamations from Lord Mayors, Mayors and Presidents will then follow at borough and district level.

Parking is available at County Hall. Nearby parking is at the Grove Road shopping parade, Rouen Road and at John Lewis at All Saints Green, although this is about a 20 minute walk away.

A number of bus services run to County Hall from the bus station.

Norwich

The Norwich City Council proclamation will take place outside City Hall at 1.30pm, although people are advised to arrive at 1.15pm. The Lord Mayor of Norwich will read the official proclamation.

There are many car parks in and around the town, such as the St Andrews and St Giles multi-storey car parks.

Greater Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth City Council has confirmed that members of the public are invited to attend the Mayor’s reading of the official proclamation outside City Hall at 1.30pm.

Drivers would be advised to allow extra time to get there after damage to the Haven Bridge yesterday led to a lane closure and heavy congestion building on the city’s roads.

Breckland

Breckland District Council said its local proclamation would be made by the council chairman at 1.30pm outside Elizabeth House in Walpole Loke, Dereham.

A limited number of parking spaces are available on site and the council has asked people to consider carpooling and other travel options where possible.

Participants are also requested to dress appropriately and arrive on site no later than 1:15 p.m.

North Norfolk

In North Norfolk, the service will take place at council offices on Holt Road, Cromer, at 1.30pm on Sunday September 11.

Board Chair Pauline Grove-Jones will make the announcement.

Anyone wishing to attend may present themselves from 1:15 p.m. at the mast in front of the town hall office.

Parking is available on site and access to the toilets in the town hall offices will be possible.

A book of condolences will be made available to the public for signature.

The NNDC also said flowers should be placed either on the office pole or in the parish churches of Fakenham and Cromer.

Broadland and South Norfolk

Broadland District Council and South Norfolk Council have confirmed that their proclamations will take place at their offices in Thorpe St Andrew and Long Stratton at 1.30pm.

Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis, the council said.

King’s Lynn

Lesley Bambridge, Mayor of West Norfolk Council, will read the proclamation outside King’s Lynn Town Hall at 1.30pm.

A short service of reflection and prayer will be held at King’s Lynn Minster at 2 p.m. on Sunday following the proclamation.

The flags, which flew at half mast after the Queen’s death, were hoisted at full mast during the two days of national and local proclamations.

After that, they will return to half mast and remain so until 8 a.m. the day after the funeral.