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Queens Platinum Jubilee

Penrith Town Council is delighted to announce that Penrith will be celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee in June.

On 2 June at 9:45pm the Town Council will be joining other towns and villages across the country by lighting three flame beacons within Penrith. They have been specially commissioned nationally by the Pagentmaster and form part of the national celebrations for the Jubilee.

The Council will light a beacon in  St Andrew’s, continuing the tradition where similar torches were lit to mark previous coronation and jubilee celebrations. Beacons will also be lit at Fair Hill and in one other special location.

Prior to the beacons being lit, and in line with the national requirement, at St Andrew’s a piper will play at 9.35pm followed by a bugle call at 9.40pm. Nationally all the beacon flames will be lit at 9.45pm. At St Andrews this will also be accompanied by a joint choir of Penrith Singers and Eden Singers who will be performing the specially written Song for the Commonwealth.

We have collaborated with community groups and businesses and hope you can join us on Saturday 4 June for inclusive free family activities and events in the town centre. More information about this event will be coming shortly.

Thacka Beck Field Improvements

You may not know that the Town council own Thacka Beck Field behind Penrith Hospital close to Pategill. There are a lot of utilities that run under the field and you may have noticed a lot of work taking place on the field over the last several months. The Council are pleased to inform residents that Northern Gas Networks have nearly completed their work and they just need to reinstate the land where their work has been undertaken. This is great news as we can start enhancing the area.

We are starting work to some of the boundary fencing around the field. We hope to keep any disruption to a minimum and we appreciate your understanding at this time.

Thacka Beck Field is an important green open space in Penrith and since having been given the land by Cumbria County Council, people have asked the Council if we might be able consider enhancements such as to plant some trees, make a footpath and allow the field to become a wildflower meadow – what are your thoughts and please tell us what you love about it.

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Visiting the Town Council Office

Please be advised that due to staff absence the Town Council Office may be closed and we would suggest that you call or email in advance before visting the office.

Normally the office will be open  9:30am to 3:00pm Monday to Wednesday and for appointments on other days.

It is your choice to wear a mask but we would prefer that you wear one to protect our staff and volunteers.

As the safety of the Council’s employees, partners, clients, and visitors remains our overriding priority and  we are continually monitoring the situation closely and periodically update our guidance based on current recommendations from the UK Government, UK Public Health Bodies and World Health Organization (WHO)

Useful Links

Read the Coronavirus outbreak FAQs about what you can and can’t do on GOV.UK

Read about Reducing transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) – what you can do to help on GOV.UK.

Read how to get a free NHS test today to check if you have coronavirus on GOV.UK.

Read about the testing sites in Cumbria on NHS website,

Read the latest information about coronavirus COVID-19 on the NHS website 

Read about testing and tracing for coronavirus on the NHS website 

Read Stay guidance for households with possible coronavirus COVID-19 on GOV.UK

Read Guidance for contacts of people with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person on GOV.UK

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