Pontefract Civic Society is delighted to announce that a £9,100 grant has been received from The National Lottery Community Fund, which they hope will also be boosted by local council grants, so that Pontefract can celebrate in style for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June.

Civic Society Chair, Paul Cartwright said, “I am particularly thankful to the Phil Cook, Vice Chair, who is spearheading our engagement and coordination of a full programme which is approaching 50 events or activities. Also, my thanks go to Cllr Lorna Malkin for her support in preparing the lottery bid.”

The programme will include two charity concerts and an afternoon tea led by Michelle Grainger, plus picnics, beacon lighting, street decorations, community art projects and workshops with Rachel List, and activities at the Magistrates Market supported by Forever After.

Civic Society Vice Chair, Phil Cook said, “We’re so pleased that the contributions just keep coming from schools, community groups and businesses. We are particularly grateful to Rhona Crichton from Pontefract Art Club who is working on multiple areas of the programme, as well as workshops with local artist, Rachel List.”

If anyone has a project idea and they are prepared to lead on it, then please get in touch with Phil Cook via email info@pontefractcivicsociety.org.uk

Also, if you wish to contribute with plastic bottle bottoms, sweet tubs, bunting, crocheting, and much more for the Jubilee and other events, then get in touch with the civic society.

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