Get on board to help the town celebrate

COMMUNITY support is needed to help make sure Amble’s celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee are a success.

The town is hosting a big event on Monday, June 4, with festivities running throughout the day.

An appeal has been made for residents and businesses to back the extravaganza, by making donations, offering raffle prizes and/or volunteering.

Town councillor Craig Weir, who is chairman of the Amble Action Group – which is leading the community’s celebrations – made the call for support during a parish meeting on Monday.

“I am making a plea for donations, raffle prizes and as many volunteers as possible on the day to do things like marshalling and raffling ,” he said.

“It is going to be an all-day event and an event for children to bring their parents to,” Coun Weir added.

A packed programme of activities is in store, including a parade down Queen Street, a picnic in the Town Square, a pageant of boats in the harbour, a firework display from the North Breakwater and the lighting of the beacon on The Braid.

Town Mayor Coun Leslie Bilboe backed Coun Weir’s call for support.

“I am sure it will be a big success,” he said. “Craig has put a lot of work into it. I would urge people to get on board.

“He needs a lot of help to make sure it is a success.

“It is up to you, the town, to get involved because it is for you at the end of the day.”

To support the event in any way, contact Craig by emailing or calling 01665 712342.