Decision Maker: Policy and Finance
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Chief Executive submitted a report asking members to consider how to celebrate and commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.
He informed members that all councils had been requested by Pageant Master, Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR to light a beacon and he suggested this be done at Clitheroe Castle as had been done on previous occasions.
He also suggested that a grant be awarded to each parish council to encourage them to take part in the celebrations in their area.
Other suggestions had been made by members of staff and councillors that included several ideas. The Chief Executive also informed members that in the week prior to the celebrations the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment would be doing a Freedom March through the streets of Clitheroe, that would be a fitting start to the jubilee celebrations. The Chief Executive said that the project(s) were one off items that could be funded from reserves. However the Council would still need to set a budget for the Jubilee celebrations and the Freedom March.
Members considered the ideas put forward and felt that a permanent living fixture/reminder would be the most appropriate. It was suggested a task and finish group be set up to move forward with plans.
RESOLVED THAT COMMITTEE:
1. Agree to have a Beacon lighting at Clitheroe Castle;
2. Agree to give a grant of £500 to every parish council who provides a letter of intent to use it to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee;
3. Agree to set up a task and finish group consisting of Councillors S Atkinson, K Horkin, J Clark, S Fletcher and R Thompson to finalise the plans for commemorating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Councillors A Brown, S Fletcher, G Hibbert, J Hill, D Peat and R Thompson returned to the meeting.
Publication date: 15/11/2021
Date of decision: 09/11/2021
Decided at meeting: 09/11/2021 - Policy and Finance