Russell George MS has urged communities to support events in their own area after attending the Jubilee launch in Guilsfield.
The community of Guilsfield recently made a head start on planning their Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The village is planning a celebration in June when the whole of Britain will celebrate the Queens Jubilee.
Last Friday a copper beech tree, donated by the Derwen Garden Centre, was planted at the community centre playing fields and the events was attended by Montgomeryshire MS, Russell George; trust chairman Trevor Trevor; Rachel Joseph from the Derwen and community councillors. The special guest was resident Kathleen Summerville, aged 106 who was also joined by her fellow village residents.
The major Platinum Jubilee celebrations will begin on Thursday, June 2, 2022, and will continue over the weekend until June 5. The Platinum Jubilee falls on Sunday, February 6, the date the Queen acceded to the throne on the death of her father, George VI, in 1952.
Mr George has encouraged other communities in Powys to follow Guilfields example and start planning their celebrations that will mark 70 years since the start of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.
Mr George said:
‘’I was delighted to be able to attend Guilsfields Jubilee launch recently. The village has done a remarkable job on kicking off the celebrations and creating excitement in the lead up to the big weekend in June.’’
‘’I strongly urge other local communities to get involved and plan celebrations for what is set to be a fantastic weekend which will highlight 70 years of dedicated public service by her Majesty.’’
‘’Powys County Council are still taking requests for road closures, so be sure to get your applications in as soon as possible.’’
Also commenting on the event, Ian Harrison, chair of Guilsfield Com Council said:
“Our Community in Guilsfield is working on a series of events to be held throughout the Platinum Jubilee weekend in June. Ideas range from a Family Sports and fun afternoon, treasure hunt, hog roast, ceilidh, church and chapel events in addition to street parties.’’
‘’We recently planted a ‘Jubilee Tree’, a beautiful copper beech kindly donated by the Joseph family of Dingle and Derwen Nurseries. On Sunday 5th June we plan to bury a Community Time Capsule, topped off with a memorial stone, close to the tree.”