Councillor Elizabeth Hamilton, Chairman of Chichester District Council, says: "On behalf of everyone in our district and at Chichester District Council, we wish to express our great sadness and sincere condolences to the Royal Family following the incredibly sad news of the death of Her Majesty, The Queen.

"The love and admiration for the Queen has continued throughout the years. Her Majesty's dedication and commitment to her role and country is unrivalled and her historic reign will never be forgotten.

"We are all deeply saddened by this news and our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family at this time.

"As a mark of respect, the union flag will be flown at half-mast at Chichester District Council's East Pallant House offices in Chichester."

Messages of condolence can be placed on the online book of condolence  

Residents who do not have online access can send a message of condolence to the Chairman's Office, Room 102, West Sussex County Council, County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RQ. Alternatively, Chichester District Council also has a book of condolence at its East Pallant House offices and this can be signed during normal opening hours.

For those who wish to lay flowers in The Queen's memory, Paradise, the green space within the Cathedral's 600 year-old Cloisters, has been set aside as a space of reflection.

Lady Emma Barnard, HM Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex, has also released a statement, which you can read here.

Statement from HM Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex