2012 is the year of HM Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. Such an event is rare as the last one was in 1897 and it is most unlikely that there will be another one in this century.

The extended weekend of 2nd to 5th June 2012 has been designated as a period of national celebrations. The Parish Council has agreed to do its best to ensure that Lympstone celebrates this significant event in the fullest possible way.

The minimum format that has been suggested for the National celebrations is a sporting event, a Big Jubilee lunch, Service of Thanksgiving and the lighting of 2012 beacons throughout the United Kingdom. Lympstone has already registered its beacon on Cliff Field and this will be recorded in a national book for the event..

In order to start to discussion about events for the Village, the Parish Council would like invite you and others from any Groups that you are involved with to consider what you might do to help the Village to celebrate this event and then to come along to a meeting in the Village Hall to discuss a programme of events for the weekend. Please also let anyone else know about this, if you think that they might be willing to get involved.

This meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 29th November 2011 in the Function room at the Village Hall. Please confirm that you can attend, so that I can make full accommodation arrangements.

A J Le Riche