The Lord Mayor of Bradford took a book of condolence to a Bradford Extra Care Scheme, giving residents the chance to pay their respects to the late Queen.

Councillor Martin Love (Green, Shipley) visited Wagtail Close in Buttershaw with the book on Thursday.

Many of the tenants and residents at the Council’s residential resource centres, extra housing care schemes and community care operations in Bradford district have fond memories of the coronation of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which took place in 1953 and have supported her over her 70 year reign.

Taking these books of condolence to care homes across the district has provided residents and tenants who are unable to make a visit to the locations across the district with an opportunity to share thoughts and messages in the comfort of their own home.

Cllr Love said “This is a very sad and difficult time for everyone across the district and we want to be able to provide as many people as possible who are unable to leave their home to share their feelings through a message.”

Books of condolence are available in City Hall and at Town Halls in Bingley, Ilkley, Keighley and Shipley and at Bradford Cathedral. People can leave a tribute online here: Residents wishing to lay floral tributes will also be able do so in Centenary Square.