Parish Council - Suffolk
Easton Parish Council organised and hosted the Queens 90th Birthday Beacon event on 21st April 2016. The Beacon Project, by agreement with The Royal Household, formed an important part of The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.
The Parish Council purchased an official beacon and equipment, so that the village could join and synchronise with all the other Parishes and beacons across the U.K. The Parish Council hosted a complimentary Hog Roast, and birthday buns accompanied by a glass of Prosecco, the Village Hall committee ran a bar for the evening. Following the Hog Roast everyone gathered on the village green accompanied by the Church Bells, the National Anthem was sung and a personal message from the Prince of Wales was given by MP Dr Dan Poulter, who then lit the Beacon and everyone sang Happy Birthday. Just over one hundred people from the village attended the event and the evening resulted in a very happy community event.
The next event will be the commemoration of the WW1 Centenary and will take place on Sunday 11th November 2018. The Parish Council will be hosting this event, invitation details will be distributed nearer to the event.