Right Royal knees-up in Amble

A RALLYING call has been made by the Mayor of Amble, urging the community to throw its support behind plans for a Royal celebration in the town.

Discussions have begun about how Amble can celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next year.

A meeting was held on Friday between councillors and representatives from a number of groups and organisations to thrash out initial ideas.

Others who couldn’t attend, including staff from local schools, have also expressed an interest.

And Coun Leslie Bilboe said: “The meeting was quite constructive.

“The enthusiasm is there.

“I want the whole town involved – the schools, churches, shops – as many people as possible.

“Hopefully it will be a major event in the town.”

The next meeting takes place on October 27 at 4.30pm in Amble Town Council’s meeting room at the Harbour Commissioner’s building.

Anyone interested should contact Elaine Brown by emailing Elaine.brown@amble.gov.uk or calling 01665 714695.