Queen’s jubilee projects unveiled

PARISH councils and community organisations across the High Peak are getting ready to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next month with funding from High Peak Borough Council.

The authority has awarded grants worth £3,500 to 19 organisations in the borough as well as spending £900 on bunting for Buxton and Glossop markets plus Higher Buxton and the Pavilion Gardens.

Among the recipients of the grants is Chapel-en-le-Frith Parish Council, who have been awarded £750 towards the cost of a number of ideas such as a Diamond Jubilee mug for pupils at Chapel Primary School, Combs Infants School and Dove Holes Primary School, an inscribed bench and the refurbishment of the Memorial Park bandstand.

Other awards include grants of £300 each for events planned by Hayfield Parish Council, New Mills Town Council, Whaley Bridge Town Council. Dove Holes Carnival Committee and Glossop Choral Society.

High Peak Borough council leader Cllr Caitlin Bisknell said: “There’s no doubt that High Peak folk are pulling out all the stops to make the Diamond Jubilee a celebration to remember, and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to play a part by awarding grants and organising our own events.”

The borough council is also staging a series of events to mark the occasion including a Young at Heart dance featuring 1950s music and afternoon tea on Tuesday, May 29 at the Pavilion Gardens. Dancers are invited to dress in red, white and blue.

On Saturday, June 2, Diamond Jubilee markets will take place on Buxton Market Place and Glossop Market Square from 10am to 4pm when highlights will include live music, children’s fairground rides and a free prize draw plus a special jubilee prize hunt. There will also be fine foods and traditional goods alongside crafts and home ware and youngsters attending the Glossop market will be also be able to enjoy face painting.

And on Monday, June 4, a street party is being held in the Pavilion Gardens along the Promenade. There will be a jubilee sale of plants and crafts from 10am to 5pm on the Sunday and bank holiday Monday, June 3 and 4. Admission is free.

There will also be live music in the bandstand from 2pm to 4pm on bank holiday Monday.

Any traders wanting to get involved with the Jubilee markets in Buxton and Glossop for the price of £10, subject to normal acceptance criteria, should contact Kay Gore on 07794 768495 or email kay.gore@highpeak.gov.uk or David Murrell on 01538 483470 or email david.murrell@highpeak.gov.uk.

lFor more information about the events in the Pavilion Gardens, see www.paviliongardens.co.uk.