Monday, 28 May 2012

Century Of Celebrations To Mark Queen's Jubilee

Cambridgeshire has gone jubilistic with a century of celebrations organised around the county to mark the Queen's 60 years as Monarch.

Communities around the county have notified the County Council of 99 street party celebrations and when the Commemorative Beacon lighting event at the authority's Shire Hall headquarters is added to the list - the total number of events hits the magic 100 mark.

The County Council made the road closure application process easier for anyone who wanted to get their community together for a street party - and for small community events the council waived the usual road closure fee.

County Council Cabinet Member for Community Engagement, Councillor Mac McGuire, said: "By making the road closure application process much easier and in some cases free, we hoped to encourage people to get into the spirit of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations and I am delighted to see that so many communities have responded by organising events in their area.

"I am sure that Cambridgeshire will ensure that this very special occasion is celebrated in a way which people will remember for years to come."

A beacon will be lit on the Castle Mound in Cambridge on June 4 as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The beacon will be lit by the Chairman of Cambridgeshire County Council and the Deputy Mayor of Cambridge at 10.15pm - the time allocated for all local authorities to light their beacons.

For a list of street party road closures, go to: