Council praises schools for Queen’s birthday backing

QEGS Horncastle EMN-151130-093852001

QEGS Horncastle EMN-151130-093852001

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Councillors in Horncastle are hoping the town’s two senior schools will play a part in planning for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations next year.

The town council has set up a working party to draw up a list of possible attractions and events.

However, councillors are keen to take on board ideas from as many organisations and individuals as possible.

They revealed a representative from the school council at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School attended a meeting of the working party last month.

The representative assured councillors that the school wanted to be involved in planning the celebrations.

The representative also confirmed Banovallum School had indicated they would lend their support.

The two schools have joint meetings of their respective councils as part of a merger earlier this year.

Speaking at a Town Council meeting, Coun Bill Aron said he was delighted the schools were interested.

The support comes as the town council is looking at the possibility of involving student representatives from the senior schools at future meetings.

District councillor Sandra Campbell-Wardman said the QEGS’ representative had contributed several excellent ideas including a ‘party in the park’, a nostalgic film show and a parade.

Councillors went on to discuss funding for the celebrations. Coun Aron said the council had contributed £1,000 towards the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. Councillors said they wanted to explore potential grant funding before making a decision.