West Norfolk to mark Queen’s 90th birthday

Royals at Sandringham on Christmas Day ANL-151228-171244009
Royals at Sandringham on Christmas Day ANL-151228-171244009

The 90th birthday of the Queen this year will be celebrated in West Norfolk with events and grants made to community groups.

West Norfolk Council is holding a 1920’s-themed event on Sunday, June 12, to mark the occasion.

Oplanned events include a fun day that will be held in The Walks in Lynn on the same day by the Lions Club of King’s Lynn, and a street party in The Walks, held by Churches Together on 11 June.

West Norfolk will also be taking part in the national beacon-lighting event on the evening of Thursday, April 21.

Community groups, charities, schools and parish/town councils are invited to apply for funding to organise events and activities in their communities, to join this wider programme of celebrations.

Projects must take place in 2016.

Applications for a range of costs relating to street parties and other community activities can be supported.

Priority will be given to projects that promote wide community involvement, and the maximum grant will be £250.

Only one community project per village will be awarded a grant.

Elizabeth Nockolds, borough council cabinet member for culture, heritage and health, said: “I’m delighted we could reserve this amount of money from the Small Grants Scheme to help local groups celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event.

“Parish and town councils are eligible to apply to this fund, so I hope as many as possible take advantage of this opportunity, and help West Norfolk mark the Queen’s birthday in the way it deserves”.

The fund is being administered by Norfolk Community Foundation.

The deadline for applications to the Queen’s Birthday Fund is 5pm on Friday 26 February 2016, and decisions on the applications will be made in April.

Details about the events to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday in West Norfolk will be posted on the events pages of the borough council’s website as soon as they are confirmed.

Visit www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/events .