Council co-ordinates Jubilee celebrations

Council co-ordinates Jubilee celebrations

The Parish Council is co-ordinating community celebrations to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

On Thursday June 2, a beacon will be lit on Far Lash green space to mark the start of an extra-long celebratory bank holiday weekend.

Specially-composed music will be played and sung before and after the lighting, which is due to take place at 9.45pm.

The weekend will end with a street party, featuring children's attractions and live music, on Church Street on Sunday June 5 between midday and 4pm, with a road closure in place from 10am until 6pm.

Attendees are invited to take their own picnics and, if wished, don fancy dress to reflect any of the many decades during which the Queen has been on the throne.

Tables, which seat 6 and cost £30 have been allocated by random draw.

Calling out for a village crier

To help promote the Jubilee events across the parish, the Council is looking to appoint a village crier to be the voice of the community during the bank holiday weekend.

Applications for the role have been received and auditions are to be held in May.

Help with planning your own Jubilee event

Leicestershire County Council is making it easier for people to organise street parties and other events to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Full event planning guidance and registration forms can be found online by using this link:

https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/about-the-council/how-the-council-works/civic-and-ceremonial/the-lord-lieutenant/her-majesty-the-queens-platinum-jubilee

Associated documents include an online version of the form shown below, which can also be downloaded and printed.

The guidance explains how to organise a road closure, if one is required, and the Council is offering to issue road closure orders at no charge for Jubilee events registered in this way.

Posted: Mon, 28 Feb 2022 11:55 by Parish Council

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