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Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council is inviting residents to help shape the celebrations to commemorate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year.

The council plans to light beacons on June 2nd, 2022 and it is now seeking ideas on where these beacons should be located, in highly-visible coastal locations in both towns.

“The council will also look to install a permanent memorial to commemorate this momentous occasion, and ideas from those in communities of both towns about where the feature should be installed are invited,” says a spokesperson.

“People are welcome to be as imaginative as they like, but please bear in mind it is anticipated that the project will be paid for by the town council using public funds.”

To share your ideas for prominent beacon locations and a permanent memorial, email them to info@burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk.

As well as this, plans are in motion for a four-day commemorative celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge in the first week of June next year.

Ideas for these events are being managed by Burnham ‘s tourist information centre manager, Ian Jefferies.

Plans for a street party to take place in Burnham-On-Sea High Street are in the pipeline for Thursday, June 2nd, 2022.

On Friday June 3rd 2022, an event is scheduled to take place in Victoria Street.

On Saturday, June 4th 2022, there are plans for a ‘Music Through The Reign’ event featuring 50s, 60s and 70s music.

There are also plans for a live gig to take place in Burnham’s Pier Street, featuring music from the 80s onwards by local band The Riverbrew.

Finally, parades are planned to march from both Burnham and Highbridge separately on Sunday, June 5th 2022.

Both parades will set-off from the respective towns and will come together at Apex Park, where a community day is planned, which looks to feature stalls and a tea party.

The council is excited to support Ian and suggestions on what people would like to see as part of this Sunday event are welcomed.

Ian says: “The ideas for the events are in their early stages, and, once planned, it will be a fabulous four-day event for both towns to commemorate such a special occasion.”

“We want to encourage both communities in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge to actively get involved in The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee events next summer, as we want to make sure our communities are heard.”

“If any interested community groups want to get involved in any of these events, email ianfromburnham@gmail.com.”

 
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