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Town’s unfurling flags ready for right Royal parties across Evesham

Rob George 22nd May, 2022

A RIGHT royal celebration will be held across Evesham to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, town council chiefs have revealed.

The special four-day Bank Holiday weekend from June 2 to 5 will see the Vale decked out in red, white and blue as the fun gets underway.

Kicking off at 2pm on June 2, Evesham will mark the start of the celebrations with the official Jubilee Proclamation in Market Square.

Evesham will join hundreds of town criers across the nation to herald a specially written proclamation signalling the official start of the Jubilee celebrations.

That evening, town residents can watch the lighting of Evesham’s Jubilee Beacon from Hampton Ferry.

It’s among thousands of beacons which will be lit by charities, communities and different groups throughout the UK to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

Evesham’s will be lit on Clark’s Hill at 9pm and for safety reasons residents are invited to view the ceremony from the banks of River Avon and from the vantage point of Hampton Ferry

Raphael’s Restaurant will be open for drinks and snacks and parking will be available in the Hampton Ferry meadow.

Homes and businesses who put out the bunting for that added patriotic fervour could win a prize for going the extra mile for her Majesty.

On June 3, Mayor of Evesham Coun Mark Goodge, deputy Mayor Coun Sarah Schaathun and outgoing Mayor Coun Sue Amor will be taking a trip around the town to award prizes to the best-decorated premises. Judging will roll over to Saturday, June 4 in the event of a large number of entries

Visit eveshamtowncouncil.gov.uk/event/best-decorated-homes-and-businesses-competition or e-mail council@eveshamtowncouncil.gov.uk with your name and the address of the premises to be considered.

Entries must be received by Wednesday, June 1

A weekend of celebrations will come to a close on June 5 from midday to 4pm as Abbey Park plays host to the Picnic in the Park with live entertainment from the bandstand.

Party-goers are invited to bring their own picnic, or stop on the way to grab something from one of the town’s cafes and sandwich shops. The park kiosk and the rowing club bar will be open for drinks and snacks.

Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, those on low incomes or who are struggling to make ends meet can collect some free picnic food from Wallace House Community Centre or Evesham Adventure Playground on June 1.

“I’m really looking forward to the Jubilee weekend. It’s a great opportunity for the town to come together and celebrate the reign of Her Majesty the Queen and show our appreciation for all that she has done,” Coun Goodge said.

“I hope to see as many people as possible over the course of our events, both formal and informal.”

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