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Cash will help Jubilee celebrations

Residents can look forward to a weekend of parties in the Dacorum borough, thanks to £60,000 of cash to mark the Queen’s 60 years on the throne.

Dacorum Borough Council has set aside the cash to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on June 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Councillor Neil Harden, portfolio holder for residents and regulatory services at the council, explained: “Dacorum has a strong connection with Her Majesty The Queen, since her visit to Adeyfield as a young Queen, so we are really looking forward to celebrating Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.

“Dacorum Borough Council has put aside £60,000 to mark her 60-year reign and to make sure 2012 is a year that our local communities can remember with pride.”

The Adeyfield Neighbourhood Action group will be celebrating the Queen’s visit in 1952 to the Queens Square with a Big Lunch and a range of activities for all of the community. The area she visited was previously called The Square, and was renamed after her visit. There will also be a collection of memorabilia and photographs of this historic event on display.

A carnival will take place on June 4, through Hemel Hempstead town centre and into Gadebridge Park. Celebrations in the park will then include live entertainment, the lighting of a beacon and a firework display.

Residents are being encouraged to take pictures of all the celebrations to enter into a Dacorum Borough Council photography competition. An exhibition of these pictures will then be held later in the year.


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