Tag: Diamond Jubilee

The Pageant and the paupers

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By now most of you will probably be aware that the private security firm, Close Protection UK, under the Workfare ‘initiative’ bused several coach loads of the “long term unemployed” to London to help to steward the Jubilee celebrations. Workfare people receive their benefits only. The whistle blowers have wished to remain anonymous as they…

Hants police launch ‘Operation Diamond’

With Hundreds  of Jubilee street parties and community events being staged all over Hampshire this bank holiday weekend, police have launched  ‘Operation Diamond’ to help ensure peoplestay safe and to help prevent crime. Officers have already been talking to organisers and will be maintaining a visible police presence at many events. Three street parties are being held in…

Diamond Jubilee

The Queen

Its nearly here. Come rain or shine, we shall celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee. During my travels across the county, I have seen some extraordinary sights where residents have pulled together in order to show their support for our Queen. Village and hamlet alike has seen a blooming of red white and blue along with…

Community & Culture trio note good progress…

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Hedge End’s Community & Culture Committee were delighted this evening, with the progress that has been made to mitigate the effect of budget cuts imposed last year, by Hampshire County Council. At another poorly attended meeting, which saw committee Chair Cllr Louise Bloom and committee members Cllr Dan Clarke and Cllr Sheila Baines scrape together the three Councillors that are…

Fun-filled Funtasia at Fryern tomorrow

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A afternoon  filled with fun for all the  family  is promised this Bank Holiday Monday when Chandler’s Ford Parish council stage ‘Fryern Funtasia’ organised as part of the Parish’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The festivities, which will run between 12 – 4.30 pm are being sponsored by Johnathan Rees Property Services and  will include pony rides, Go-Karts rock…

Fryern pupils start celebrations with a song

Chandler’s Ford has made a tuneful start to their Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations today as pupils from Fryern Hill infant and junior schools welcomed the Queens representative Dame Mary Fagan DCVO JP with a specially written song to celebrate the Queen’s long reign. Dame Mary, the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire and Britain’s most senior Lord Lieutenant…

Chandler’s Ford to kick off Jubilee Celebrations

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Dame Mary Fagan Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire to start the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Chandler’s Ford Chandler’s Ford Parish Council will mark the opening of its celebrations to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of her Majesty the Queen in style this week when the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Dame Mary Fagan visits the Parish at…