The National Format for the celebrations is to be: sporting events, a big Sunday lunch, a Chain of 2012 Beacons around the country and a Thanksgiving Service.

In Lympstone, the main programme will be:

Saturday 2nd June 2012

Sailing Club Annual Regatta and Open Sail Past at 16.30. The Sailing Club will hold their Annual Regatta over the Jubilee weekend and will include a sail past in which any boat owner in the Village can participate. There will be a prize of a Dinner for two at one of the hostelries in the village for the best dressed boat.

Sunday 3rd June

Thanksgiving Service at 10.30 to 11.30 with a Devon peal of bells. Members of the Parish Council are to be invited but, of course, the service is open to all. The Church will have more flowers than usual to reflect this special occasion. The Royal Marines have been asked if they can be involved in the church celebrations

A Big Picnic Lunch in Candy’s Field. Bring your own or enjoy food and drink provided by the Scouts. In the event of bad weather, the Committee Room and the Main Hall of the Village Hall will be open.

Monday 4th June

Party in Cliff Field with a Jubilee Beacon Bonfire and Fireworks.

Again the Scouts will provide food and drinks or you can bring your own. Is anyone willing to provide some entertainment? Offers or suggestions welcome. Who will light the Bonfire? Is there anyone on the Village who was born on Coronation Day? If you were or you know someone who was, then please let me know.

Jubilee Mugs for Children

The Parish Council will consider distributing mugs to all children under 11 in the parish. Cllr David Atkins will be leading this. The School, Pre-school and Toddler Groups will be asked for assistance in distributing these, but if you think that your child might miss out, please let me, know so that they can be included.

Village Photo Book

The History Society is now seeking volunteers for their photo-book of people standing in front of their houses a local record of both. Forms are available from the Post Office or email johngc66@gmail.com

Consideration is to be given to a living lasting memorial including a tree and the photo-book. Let me know if you have any additional ideas.

Other Events

The Village Hall and Committee Room have been reserved for the weekend. If your Group is thinking of a Jubilee related event, please contact me to discuss this. as it might be possible to hold this in the Village Hall or the Committee Room and include this in the Jubilee Programme.

The Furry Dance Committee will be putting the bunting up in time for the celebrations.

The Football Club, the Tennis Club, and the Cricket Club have been approached regarding Jubilee matches.

The Environment Agency will be asked to provide the flagpole that was to be provided as part of completion of the flood gates works. If one is in place, the Lympstone flag will be flown.

The Twinning Group will arrange a display of photos of past twinning exchanges.

Street Parties

It is possible to close roads for a street party. There will be no charge for this, but the conditions might be onerous. The Parish Council suggests that there will be more fun to be had at the Big Picnic Lunch in Candy’s Field.

Music

Cllr Chris Carter is compiling CDs of 1950’s music to play at events. If you have music to include, please contact Chris.

Tony Le Riche