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East Herts Council backs 45 Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebration events with more than £9,000 in grants

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East Herts Council has made grants worth more than £9,000 to 45 events to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Events supported by the cash include beacon lighting ceremonies, village fetes, music events, community picnics, street parties, garden parties and tree plantings as part of the Queen's Green Canopy initiative.

The council helped South Mill Arts in Bishop's Stortford to serve afternoon tea for up to 100 senior patrons and Sawbridgeworth's Hailey Centre to create a memory wall for guests attending an afternoon tea to share photos and letters relating to Her Majesty.

Grants programme (57020257)
Grants programme (57020257)

Cllr Jonathan Kaye, executive member for communities at East Herts Council, said: "When we launched applications for grants to help mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee we set criteria that the projects or events should bring communities together to reminisce and create a lasting legacy.

"I'm delighted that we've now issued over £9,000 in grants to support 45 events, and the legacy elements ensure these deliver something our residents will continue to enjoy long after the official celebrations have been marked this weekend."

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