PREPARATIONS are well under way at Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
But Milton Keynes is hot on their heels with events taking place all over the city to mark Her Majesty’s 60th year on the throne.
The Rotary Club of the Brickhills have already kick-started their celebrations by planting 20 saplings at Giffard Park last Wednesday.
Helping the club was a class from Newport Pagnell Ousedale School, Bletchley Rotary Club and local business ‘Evidence Talks’ which donated its entire staff for this event.
The Mayor, Councillor Alan Richards, joined in with the planting of the 420 trees next to a field where trees had been planted 20 years ago.
Wolverton and Greenleys Council has also released its plans for the occasion.
It is inviting everyone to help celebrate the 1950s and the Diamond Jubilee by staging a 1950s ‘Big Lunch’ event, which will include entertainment for the whole family.
Organisers are asking the community to get involved by bringing a picnic lunch to Wolverton Sports anbd Social Club, where they will be able to enjoy entertainment from this exciting decade.
There will be games and races from the 50s era for everyone to get involved.
There will also be a 1950s fancy dress prizes for the best dressed at the lunch.
Milton Keynes Council has revealed a list of streets that will be closed as part of the city’s celebration plans over the first weekend in June.
Streets to be closed so far: Hargreaves Nook (Blakelands), Wellfield Court (Willen), Waverney Close (Newport Pagnell), Market Hill and Forest Rise (Eaglestone), Cambridge Street (Wolverton), South Street (Castlethorpe), Church Green Road (Bletchley), High Street (Two Mile Ash), Longville (Old Wolverton), High Street (Hanslope), High Street and Frankston Avenue (Stony Stratford).