A BUZZING street fayre, local street parties, fancy dress and talent competitions are all just part of the festivities being planned for Westbury’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations next year.
To mark 60 years of the Queen’s reign, celebrations will be held around the country on the extended weekend of 2nd-5th June 2012 as extra bank holidays have been granted.
Earlier this year a committee chaired by cllr Sue Ezra was established with the support of Westbury Town Council, in order to develop ideas and plan how the town and villages will celebrate the milestone. Since then, they have held a number of meetings and plans for the town’s celebrations are coming together.
Westbury’s street fayre will be held on Saturday 2nd June with plenty of stalls, rides, entertainment and a petting zoo will be coming to the town to offer fun for the whole family.
On Sunday 3rd a combined church service will be held in the Market Place, while in the afternoon there will be a tea dance for the over 60s in the Paragon Hall.
On Monday 4th June a children’s street party will be held in the Market Place, which will include a fancy dress competition on the theme of Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses. The evening will see the final of a ‘Westbury’s Got Talent’ competition, bringing together the best of the earlier rounds held in the town and villages, as well as a Queen tribute band “The Great Pretenders”. The beacon will also be lit in the evening.
Over the weekend, local communities will be welcome to hold their own street parties and there will also be a prize for the best decorated houses!
The committee will also be producing a commemorative programme of the weekend’s events, to include photos, stories, and memories from the years of the Queen’s rule.