Bristol City Council

Bristol City Council is the local authority of Bristol, England. The council is a unitary authority, and is unusual in the United Kingdom in that its executive function is controlled by a directly elected mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees.

First Bus is one of Britain’s largest bus operators, operating around a fifth of all local bus services outside London. First West of England covers the cities of Bristol and Bath in the North, the coastal resort of Weston-super-Mare in the West parts of West Wiltshire in the East and Glastonbury, Street and Wells in the South.

First Bus will be operating all buses during the Proclamation and assist with the diversions and road closures in place on the day, to ensure the public can still make their way through the City of Bristol.

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St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance is the leading first aid charity in the UK and Ireland. Their training programmes get over 400,000 people per year to grips with emergency medicine, so their volunteers are equipped to provide first aid in their communities and to work alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. Another service they provide is medical cover for events, and so their volunteers will be on-hand at the Bristol Royal Proclamation to respond to emergency situations.

Avon and Somerset Police are responsible for ensuring the safety of citizens of the city and county of Bristol and the unitary authorities of Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Members of the constabulary will be present at the Bristol Royal Proclamation to ensure celebrations and mourning are carried out safely and the event runs smoothly.

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Avon Fire and Rescue Service

Avon Fire and Rescue are more than just firefighters: they provide emergency and protection services in the city and county of Bristol and the unitary authorities of Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. At the Bristol Royal Proclamation, they will collaborate with the other emergency services and be ready to respond to and minimise any problems that might occur on the day.

Great Western Railway’s transportation services connect Bristol with the rest of the South West and London. See their website for details on where you can use their trains for travel into Bristol on the day of the Royal Proclamation.

Bristol Cathedral is the only Church of England cathedral in the city. Located on College Green, it will play a large role in the Bristol Royal Proclamation, holding a Choral Requiem Eucharist as well as services on the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. To pay your respects to Her Majesty you can light a candle in remembrance and leave a message in Bristol Cathedral’s Book of Remembrance in addition to leaving flowers outside.