In June 2012, Her Majesty The Queen will become the second Monarch in British history to celebrate sixty years on the throne, the previous Monarch to achieve this was Queen Victoria. The Queen has reigned through some of the most profound and breathtaking changes ever to have taken place in our history. So it is absolutely right that The Queen’s achievements – her hard work and dedication across this extraordinary time – be celebrated by all of us.

There is to be a weekend of national celebrations and the Lord Lieutenant has asked that Lympstone through Ian Moody plays its part. The Parish Council is pleased to take a lead in these celebrations and will be calling a meeting of all local Groups to ask them to do their bit towards a village-wide celebration. Three features of the national celebrations are: a Big Sunday Lunch, a Bonfire beacon on Monday 4th June and a Service of Thanksgiving on Tuesday 5th June 2012.

The Parish Council would like to match these with similar events in Lympstone together with a range of other events of celebration. The Parish Council would also like to receive suggestions for a legacy from this event as a permanent reminder. The Parish Council would like to hear your ideas for this special weekend and your commitment to help organising them.

Please consider what you can do towards these community celebrations.

Clerk to the Council: A J Le Riche