The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Councillor William McCaughey, has extended his warmest wishes to Her Majesty The Queen ahead of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations, which officially begin this weekend.
On 6th February, Her Majesty will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.
To celebrate this historic occasion, events and initiatives will take place throughout the year, culminating in a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June.
Across the Borough of Mid and East Antrim, a series of community and civic events will take place to mark the Platinum Jubilee, while a grant funding programme will be launched by Council to enable local groups to hold their own celebrations.
Mayor, Councillor McCaughey, said:
“It is a great honour to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen on the momentous occasion of her Platinum Jubilee, and on behalf of Mid and East Antrim Borough, I would like to extend my warmest wishes to her.
“Towards the end of 2021, Elected Members agreed to progress a draft programme of events and activities to celebrate the civic leadership and dedication shown by Her Majesty over her 70 years as monarch.
“We were also greatly honoured to have Glenarm Forest recognised as Northern Ireland’s first accredited Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) conservation forest.
“The QCC accreditation recognises Glenarm Forest’s dedication to sustainable forestry and its role in contributing to people’s wellbeing and enjoyment for the community and for the generations to come.
“As a borough, we have long standing and historic links to the monarchy and we are proud to commemorate Her Majesty on such an important milestone.”