Council looks to mark jubilee
CLEVEDON Town Council could spend up to �2,000 commemorating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The authority agreed to allocate the amount in its budget for 2012/13 during a meeting on January 4 when it was also agreed a dedicated sub-committee would be set up to investigate how the anniversary can be marked.
A vote saw the majority in favour of proceeding with the scheme but some members objected to allocating the money during tough economic times.
Suggestions of how the jubilee could be marked include installing a sculpture or piece of art on the seafront, a plaque for the town centre Clock Tower, which was built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897, a piece of children’s play equipment in Queen’s Square, a railway clock in Queen’s Square and renaming the Coleridge Vale Playing Fields the Jubilee Playing Fields.
Members also suggested the town council could work on the project with other groups such as the civic society, lions club, rotary clubs and the round table.
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The idea of public subscription was also floated, which would see residents invited to put some money toward the project.
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