Jubilee party plans

Fishbourne’s plans for celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee are well under way.

A whole day of events has been planned to bring all corners of the village together to celebrate 60 years of the of the Queen’s reign.

The main focus will be at the Fishbourne Centre in Blackboy Lane where events for all ages will be taking place.

Several successful meetings have already taken place to make sure the day runs smoothly, but there is still time to add to the schedule if viable ideas come forward.

Chairman of Fishbourne Parish Council, Geoff Hand reported on the progress of the meetings at the parish council’s February meeting on Tuesday night.

“We have had two meetings and we have made impressive progress,” he said.

“We have representatives from every branch of Fishbourne and they are all coming forward with ideas and what’s better they are willing to do something about the ideas.”

A giant picnic will take place either on the field, or in the hall at the centre depending on the weather. The bar will be open and there will be a performance from the Mike Piggott Trio.

You can try your hand at croquet, take part in a target bowls competition, have a go at petanque, enter a team for the tug of war competition, or sing in the impromptu choir.

For the children there will be bouncy castles, ice cream and candy floss stalls.

There will also be tennis coaching, face painting and a visit from Marky Wild who will perform a 45-minute magic show at the centre.

The Parochial Church council has offered to arrange a session of Hymns and Pimms, and in the evening the Ken Morgan Quarter and Carla Hendriks will provide music to dance to at the centre.

The planning group will hold its next meeting at the centre on Thursday, March 1, at 7.30pm, and are keen to hear from anyone with ideas for other events.

Do you have any plans to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee? Let us know by calling 01243 531313 or email news@chiobserver.co.uk