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Jubilee Beacon Lighting

Council Leader thanks residents for Jubilee celebrations

Ashfield District Council Leader Jason Zadrozny has thanked the tens of thousands of residents who took part in hundreds of events across the District to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. There were dozens of street parties as communities came together in every part of the District.

Councillor Zadrozny, who attended several events over the weekend said, “I’d like to thank the tens of thousands of residents who took part in hundreds of events of across our District.  The last few years have been a nightmare for so many – so it was great to see so many residents celebrating the amazing contribution Queen Elizabeth II has made.  From small street parties to the 1000 or so that filled Selston Country Park, it was an amazing few days. The events passed without incident as Ashfield came together. Thank you to everyone, I am very proud of our District.”

On Thursday evening (2 June) there was a Platinum Jubilee Beacon Lighting at St Wilfrid’s Church in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.  The event was hosted by The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, The Commandery of King Offa.  The beacon was officially lit by new Chairman of Ashfield District Council – Councillor David Walters and Commander of King Offa, Chevalier Mario Rizzardi.

On Saturday (4 June), over 1000 residents attended a party in Selston Country Park with music, food and drink and a funfair.  The event funded by Ashfield District Council was organised by Councillors Andy Gascoyne, Arnie Hankin and David Martin.

Queens Jubilee Charity event at Morrisons in Kirkby in Ashfield.
Jubilee Charity event held at Morrisons, Kirkby in Ashfield.

On Sunday (5 June), the planned party in the park at Kingsway Park, Kirkby had to be cancelled due to adverse weather.  The party continued however in Morrisons, Kirkby.  It was a great afternoon attended by Councillor Dale Grounds, Vice Chairman of Ashfield District Council and local families. They raised £317 for charity. Well done to all involved.