Town council sets £5,000 budget for the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations
Marlborough town council is to set a budget of £5,000 to pay for events celebrating the Queen’s diamond jubilee next year, which will include a contribution to a beacon on the downs to mark the occasion.
Some 1,800 beacons across the country and around the globe are planned to celebrate the Queen becoming only the second monarch in British history to complete 60 years on the throne.
“We had a similar budget for the royal wedding in April,” Councillor Andrew Ross, chairman of the council’s finance and policy committee, told Marlborough News Online. “There has been no specific consideration yet as to the actual cost of the beacon.”
“But if it costs too much we won’t be able to do it unless some generous people in the town contribute towards the jubilee celebrations, just as they did for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.”