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8th April 2014

Community  comes together as borough gears up for Queen’s visit

A team of community volunteers are pledging their support ahead of the Queen’s official visit on Thursday 17th April by helping local businesses in and around the town centre to prepare.

 As part of Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Your Call campaign, they will be on hand this Saturday 12th April to help with litter picking and will even offer to clean doors and fascias if needed.

 Anybody who wants to get involved is invited to join in the fun on the day and from 10am – 2pm. There will also be a host of mini events across the town for people to enjoy.  King William Street will be getting into the spirit of the Royal visit where there will be a marquee providing children with the opportunity to make their own Maundy Money from pottery with Alastair Nicholson and there will be a face painter and crafts stall where anybody can make their own bunting or regal flag.  There will also be a mini fun fair in in the town hall square and the chance to do some puppet making with local artist; Kerris Casey St Pierre in the Blackburn is Open Centre.

Councillor Kate Hollern, leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: “We feel extremely proud that our Cathedral was chosen for the Royal Maundy celebrations and in the run up to the official visit wanted to share that feeling of pride with an event that really brings the community together.  People who take part in Your Call activities are invaluable.  They will be helping to make our town centre look its best but there is also a lot happening which people can be a part of too at the fun day.  I wanted to say thank you to everyone who is giving up their time to allow us to offer all of these fun activities and I for one look forward to joining in myself. This is a fantastic borough and has a real community spirit which events such as these brings out.”

The mini fun day events to celebrate the Queens Visit are taking place on King Williams Street on Saturday, 12th April from 10am – 2pm. 

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