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What’s Happening at Kenilworth Town Council?
Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year has now started, and we are taking the opportunity to celebrate the fact that she has now been on the throne for 70 years, which is longer than any previous monarch. The Town Council is planning the celebrations that will take place in Kenilworth in Jubilee Week from 28th May leading up to 5th June.
It has been agreed that we will concentrate our celebrations on Friday 3rd June so as not to compete with Leamington and Warwick over that weekend. On Friday 3rd we intend to hold a great Street Party for the whole Town in Warwick Road coupled with a Jubilee Market in Talisman Square. We are applying for free parking to make it easy for everyone to attend.
We are also intending to repeat the Nature Walks, which were so popular last summer, during that week. We plan also to decorate Abbey End and the Town Centre to show our loyalty and gratitude to Her Majesty for the selfless way in which she has guided our Country over those 70 years. We hope that our whole community will join in those celebrations and will also organise other celebrations.
We are also beginning preparations for the Commonwealth Games which start on 27th July. The Bowls Competition will take place in Leamington and the Cycle Road Race in Warwick. With an athlete’s village at the University we want to show Kenilworth’s welcome. It will be a busy Summer!
Centenary of Kenilworth War Memorial
On Saturday 26th February, the sun shone to acknowledge and recognise the centenary of Kenilworth War Memorial. On this day, 100 years ago, the war memorial was dedicated to those who lost their lives in order that we could live ours. Names reflect those we lost in World War I, World War II and the Korean War, totalling 207 men and women.
The event was well attended by our town Mayor, Councillor Peter Jones, Kenilworth and Southam MP Jeremy Wright, the Lord Lieutenant, Mr Tim Cox, County Chairman of the Royal British Legion, Mrs Gill Guy, Chairman of Warwick District Council, Mr Neale Murphy and author of ‘Kenilworth & The Great War’, Mrs Susan Tall.
Many members of the Town Council and public attended to show their support. A new commemorative bench was unveiled, along with a portrait of Kenilworth Castle surrounded by Poppies, presented to the Mayor.