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|Title:||Diamond Jubilee Beacon planned for Askern|
|Subtitle:||Monday evening 4 June 2012|
|ID & Publication:||20120511010 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Community News |
A special community event in Askern will be lighting a bonfire beacon on Monday evening 4 June 2012 as part of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacon celebration.
The lighting of the beacon will be the focal point of the community gathering at Askern Lake where a range of activities are lined up for the whole family to enjoy. The event starts at 7.30pm and the beacon will be lit between 10 and 10.30pm to coincide with beacons across the UK and the Commonwealth as people come together to mark this important and historic moment in The Queen’s reign. The Queen will light the National Beacon in central London at 10.30pm.
The event is being jointly organised by Doncaster Council, Askern Town Council and the Askern Ward communities and everyone from across the borough is welcome to attend.
Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies, said: ‘Britain has a long history of beacon lighting to mark important celebrations so it is fitting Doncaster and Askern are taking part in The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacon celebration. It will be a wonderful event and I encourage everyone from across the borough to go along, join in the fun and make the evening one to remember.’
Councillor Ros Jones, commenting on behalf of the Askern Ward Councillors, said: ‘The Ward Councillors are delighted that Askern has been chosen as one of the areas for the siting of the beacons for the borough. That along with the flower beds being planted in red, white and blue by the Friends of Askern Lake and the Askern Town Gala taking place means several events within the town will be taking place to celebrate such a great occasion.’
Francis Jackson, Chair and Mayor of Askern Town Council, said: ’We are pleased to be part of this celebration for the Queen’s Jubilee on behalf of Askern and the whole of Doncaster. The Askern Town Council welcomes the opportunity to work in partnership with Doncaster Council to create an event for all residents to participate in and enjoy.’
Askern was chosen as a beacon location to ensure Diamond Jubilee events are shared across the borough and provide a dedicated celebration in the north of Doncaster.
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