Ideas wanted for celebration year

RESIDENTS in Portishead are being given the opportunity to say how they would like to see the town celebrate the 2012 Olympics and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

People will be invited to forward their ideas to a working party made up of Portishead town councillors, who will consider whether any funds should be allocated to support events in the town.

The working party was the idea of councillor John Clark who said: “We have two momentous events happening in 2012, one is the Olympics and the other is to mark the Queen’s 60 years on the throne.

“This is only the third time that the Olympics have been held in Britain and it is something that I am sure people will want to commemorate and celebrate locally.”

Cllr Clark says he would like to see all the schools enter into the spirit of things and is hoping that someone will co-ordinate parents and pupils across all the primary schools in Portishead to run their own sporting events.

He added: “I’d like to see some of the old races entered in to, it would be great to see parents competing in the sack race or egg and spoon race.”

Suggestions for ways the town as a whole should celebrate these events, or ideas from individuals and community groups wanting to organise their own activities should be sent in writing for the attention of the Olympic and Jubilee Working Party the Folk Hall, High Street, Portishead.

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Volunteers willing to co-ordinate or organize events should also contact the party.

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