Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Planned in Salisbury

Salisbury Area Board will hear about ‘gigantic’ celebrations planned for the Diamond Jubilee when it meets next Thursday (15 March 2012).

As part of its planning for the Wiltshire jubilee celebrations taking place at Salisbury Cathedral Close on 1 May 2012, the Salisbury Area Board Jubilee Event working group will present plans for its ‘past, present, future’ themed event which will include two new exciting interactive art projects.

One project will see local people invited to help re-create the city’s famous 12 foot medieval Salisbury Giant aided by a visual artist.

The other project planned for the day will see the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum create a historical re-enactment of the various royal characters who have visited the city over the years.

Members of the area board will be asked to approve funding bids for the two projects.

These events will run alongside the major showcase display of 18 medieval jousting tents, each celebrating the rich heritage of Wiltshire’s area board communities.

Salisbury’s jousting tent will celebrate the city’s past, present and future and will include a display showing the eight previous Royal visits to the city.

It has been published by the Palace that the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are expected to visit Salisbury on either 1 or 2 May 2012.

Salisbury Area Board chairman, Cllr Richard Clewer, said:

The area board’s jubilee events working group has been working very hard behind the scenes on coming up with ideas guaranteed to make Salisbury’s jubilee celebrations a day to remember. We are very honoured Her Majesty is set to visit Salisbury and we are looking forward to showcasing the rich heritage of our city and county.”

Also at the meeting the public will be given the chance to have their say on which application for youth project funding should be supported by the area board.

Other items being discussed include an update on which finger post signs in the city are earmarked for improvement.

The meeting will also receive an update on the new waste and recycling collection service and will receive the latest air quality report for the city.

The area board meeting is being held at the Sarum Academy in Westwood Road. It starts at 7pm, with refreshments available from 6.30pm.

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