The Lantern Parade and Beacon Lighting 2 June 2022

TOWN JUBILEE PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY Fantastic week working with some super volunteers from Friends of the Wickford Memorial Park assembling the lantern kits at the CO-OP Wickford (thank you ) which have been provided free by Wickford Town Council for the community to collect and make in preparation for the Jubilee Beacon Lighting ceremony and Lantern Parade on Thursday 2/6 in the Wickford Memorial Park.

The parade starts at 8.30pm assembling at the Whist Avenue /Highcliffe Road entrance and will walk the Avenue of Remembrance to the Beacon in the Heroes Arboretum (Runwell Road entrance). Full details are on the leaflet in photos below and by visiting www.wickfordtowncouncil.gov.uk Kits are available now to be collected from: Wickford Library – 9am to 5pm – Mon to Sat Miracle House ( Yum Yums cafe ) The Wick – 9am to 3pm – Mon to Fri Chandlers Florist Southend Road shops, Shotgate 9am – 6pm Mon-Sat

Stocks are limited, we have made up as many as possible within the budget available so please don’t delay collecting. Please note if you collect a kit we very much need you to attend the lantern parade. As the kits are limited please be sure you can attend before collecting a kit. The lanterns are not releasable ones they can either be recycled or kept post event.

MAKING YOUR SIMPLE LANTERN NB full instruction sheet is inc but please note only the willow piece for the handle needs soaking and drying prior to assembly, it is not necessary to soak all the willow pieces. All pieces have been labelled in the kit. If you have any problems or need replacement pieces if things don’t go quite to plan there are some left over resources which may help you !

Please message Rachel Voller via Facebook or please email wickford.shadow.towncouncil@gmail.com. We will be happy to try and help. Really hoping you will enjoy making a lantern and joining the parade at such a momentous occasion. Don’t forget the Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 5/6 at the Nevendon Centre also ( details on flyer in photo)

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