The council’s Cabinet agreed to take the sum from the General Reserve to support a number of events that will be held in honour of Her Majesty’s 70th year on the throne.
Addressing Cabinet, Leader Councillor Barry Lewis said the money would go towards supporting events hosted by various organisations and care homes as well as wide celebrations in communities for what he called a ‘truly a remarkable reign’.
Details of exactly how the money will be spent will be released in due course.
On 6th February this year, The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service on the throne
To celebrate theanniversary, events and initiatives will take place throughout the year, culminating in a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June.