The Mayor of Oldham, Cllr Ginny Alexander, has paid the following tribute to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
She said: “Oldham Council and residents across the borough are saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
“Our thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family at this sad time, and the council will be writing to Buckingham Palace offering our condolences.
Due to Coronavirus restrictions and the importance of staying safe, sadly condolence books will not be available at civic buildings for people to sign in person.
An online Book of Condolence which residents can sign and pay their respects is available here:
As a mark of respect, the Union Flag has been lowered to half-mast at all council buildings, and will remain so throughout the period of mourning.”