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Board grants boost events
11:00am Saturday 28th April 2012 in Queen Elizabeth celebrates her diamond jubilee
NEARLY £7,000 was awarded to parishes around Westbury for Diamond Jubilee celebrations at an area board meeting on Thursday last week.
The board granted £3,000 for the Westbury tent at the Salisbury Jubilee celebration on May 1, which will be attended by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
It will include a copy of a dinosaur skull found in the Lafarge cement works, a model of the White Horse, lute and recorder music, and displays on bee keeping and orchards.
The exhibition will move to the town itself on the following Saturday and will tour local schools.
Other grants, of £1,000 each, were awarded to organising committees in Heywood and Hawkeridge, Bratton and Edington.
Funding will cover the cost of a tent, tables, a big party and renovation of Edington’s old rectory gates, among other festive proposals.
The board also agreed to grant £700 to Dilton Marsh Carnival Committee for its jubilee celebrations.
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