Picnic in the park for jubilee
PUBLISHED: 17:00 21 May 2012
GROVE Park will be the venue for a picnic in the park to mark the Diamond Jubilee on June 3.
The event, organised by Weston Town Council, will feature music and children’s entertainment and will follow a thanksgiving service that morning, with both events hosted by the town’s new mayor, David Hitchins.
The service will be held at St John’s Parish Church in Lower Church Road at 11am, and will follow the format of the Queen’s thanksgiving service which will be held in St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
The picnic will start at 1pm next to the bandstand, and will feature a jazz band. Entry is free but people are advised to bring their own picnics and chairs.
Then on the evening of June 4, Cllr Hitchins will light the jubilee beacon at the Tower on the Hill in Uphill at 10pm, as part of a nationwide system of 4,000 beacons.
He said: “These events are the town of Weston commemoration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and are being put on for everybody to enjoy.
“Everybody is invited, so please come along bring all your family and friends, and join in the celebrations.”
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