COUNCILS and businesses across Sussex are celebrating the Queen’s funeral on Monday with services and closures.
Aldi, Lidl, Greggs, Sainsbury’s and Tesco are among the stores closed for the day, and branches of McDonald’s will remain closed until 5pm.
In Brighton, Cineworld, The Duke of York and Odeon cinemas remain closed throughout the day.
The i360 observation tower on Brighton seafront will also be closed, as will the Royal Pavilion.
Public screenings of the funeral service will be held from 11:00 am and several councils have scheduled memorial services on Her Majesty’s life.
Brighton’s Palace Pier opens on Monday, showing the funeral service live on the big screen at Horatio’s Bar.
Brighton City Council said no plans had been made for the day.
In Hastings, the service is shown on a large screen in Alexandra Park on the top lawn.
Hastings Borough Council is organizing the event in partnership with Love Hastings, the Business Improvement District.
The screen will be turned on at 10 a.m., one hour before the funeral begins, and turned off at the end of the service.
A condolence book is available should anyone wish to sign on the day.
In addition, there will be a national minute’s silence for reflection outside Hastings Town Hall on Sunday. Hastings Mayor James Bacon and Deputy Mayor Margi O’Callaghan will be in attendance.
The mayor will read a short piece before the silence, followed by the national anthem. Residents can attend the short ceremony or mark it at home by being on their doorstep at 8 p.m.
A memorial and thanksgiving service will be held at Horsham Parish Church of St Mary’s in The Causeway on Sunday at 3pm.
Several councils across the region will close their offices on Monday including Chichester and Mid Sussex.
There are also mass suspensions of garbage collections across the county.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/21490571.sussex-marking-queens-funeral-monday/?ref=rss Sussex is celebrating the Queen’s funeral on Monday