Friday, 1 June 2012

County Council Wishes The Queen A Shining Diamond Jubilee

Cambridgeshire County Council Chairman John Powley has paid tribute to Her Majesty the Queen on the eve of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Cambridgeshire County Council has been doing its bit to help residents get in the party mood and celebrate the 60 years reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

The authority has made applying for street parties easier by working with 100 local communities to arrange celebrations across Cambridgeshire.

A beacon will also be lit at 10.15pm on Monday, June 4, on Castle Mound, Cambridge, by the County Council and City Council as part of national celebrations.

Cambridgeshire County Councillor John Powley, who will be lighting the beacon with the Deputy Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor John Saunders, said: "The Queen has been a fantastic ambassador for Great Britain and the Commonwealth throughout her 60 year reign. She is a well loved and respected monarch who has dedicated her life in service of her country. We should all be very proud this weekend of our monarch and give three rousing cheers for her Majesty the Queen to celebrate the role she has played throughout the decades."