ON June 2 one of the country’s longest reigning monarchs will celebrate her Diamond Jubilee and thousands of people across the city will be doing their best to help the party go with a swing.
n There will be a Diamond Jubilee Walk for Willen, on June 2, which will see people walking a 1.5 or three-mile course around Willen lake starting and finishing at Willen Hospice.
Walkers are encouraged to wear Jubilee themed fancy dress. For more call 01908 306695.
n Mursley Sports Association has funded a free commemorative china Jubilee cup for every child under 16 in the village. Also anyone who was living in the village in 1953 will be treated as a VIP for the party on June 4.
n Stony Diamond Fun Run starts the celebrations in Stony Stratford on June 4. On the same day people can take part in the Big Lunch at Mortimer Park, the former recreation field and picnic area on Calverton Road. For more info call 01908 566726.
n Residents in Simpson and Ashland will be holding a joint celebration with events taking place throughout the day at the Plough pub and the church grounds.
n Residents of Old Wolverton and Slated Row are looking forward to their street party in Longville, Old Wolverton, starting at noon and finishing at 6pm.
n Woughton residents will be invited to a Mad Hatter’s Jubilee Tea Party at Moorlands Infants School from 12pm to 4pm on Sunday, June 3. For more call 01908 679819.
n The Friends of Willen Hospice have launched a children’s colouring competition where youngsters have been challenged to decorate a picture of a crown.
Entry forms are available at Waterstone’s CMK and the closing date for entries is June 9.
n On June 3, 170 people are expected to visit the street party on The Green at Holsey Lane.
n This Saturday St Andrew’s Baptist Church will be holding a party from 12pm until early evening.
For more call Emma Young on 01908 639846.
n Last month 5th Newport Pagnell Brownies planted 24 trees after collecting Woodland Trust vouchers.
n On Wednesday, May 30, Hazeley Academy will be welcoming guests from Lovat Fields and Shenley Wood retirement villages along with guest speaker, former Royal butler William French.
Mr French will then visit Wavendon Gate School on June 1 where he will be joined by Mayor of Milton Keynes Catriona Morris.