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Borough will light up

The borough of Broxbourne will be lit up to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The region is taking part in a nationwide event in which more than 3,000 beacons will be lit throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Commonwealth and UK overseas territories.

The beacons in the Broxbourne area will be lit just after 10pm on June 4 and will be at Barclay Park, Hoddesdon (hosted by the Hoddesdon Rotary Club); Pound Close Recreation Ground, Hoddesdon; Baas Hill Common, Broxbourne; Cheshunt Park; Goffs Oak Playing Fields (hosted by the Goffs Oak Community Association) and Waltham Cross Playing Fields.

Member of the public are being encouraged to attend the beacon events to mark the Queen’s 60th year on the throne.

All the beacons lit for the celebrations will then be listed in a special book that will be given to the Queen.

Other events taking place in the Broxbourne borough to mark the Jubilee include a Big Lunch on June 3 in Cedars Park, Waltham Cross, when members of the public are invited to take a picnic and rug and in the community fun.

A Jubilee cycle ride will take place in River Lee Country Park on June 5, when members of the public can join in a 15-mile guided ride around the park with a ranger.

The Diamond Jubilee X-plosion will take place in Wolsey Hall, Cheshunt, on June 22 and is an evening event with DJs and music for 11-15-year-olds.

The East Herts Youth Orchestra will be playing a Jubilee concert at Broxbourne Civic Hall on July 11, an event that will include fireworks, and The Overtures will be playing at the Civic Hall on July 19.

 

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