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Preston city centre to display Jubilee-themed illuminations this weekend

Posted on - 23rd March, 2022 - 11:17am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Friargate, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
A CGI image of the upcoming decorations

An array of Jubilee-themed lights and decorations will this weekend illuminate Preston city centre until the end of June.

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From 25 March, residents will enjoy red, blue and white lighting with gold highlights and British monarchy symbols such as crowns, Union Jacks, swans, Queen’s Guards and corgis above Fishergate, Church Street and part of Friargate, using the Christmas lights infrastructure.

Preston City Council organised The Jubilee Aerial Installation in honour of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee with funding from The Welcome Back Fund, the European Regional Development Fund and the government.

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Mayor of Preston, Councillor Javed Iqbal, said: “As the Golden Jubilee City, it is only fitting that Preston marks it in style.

“This installation will add a sense of occasion to our city centre and be something bright and fun for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

“Hopefully, it will inspire residents and communities to celebrate by attending events or organising their own Platinum Jubilee street parties.

“Following such a difficult couple of years with the pandemic, we can benefit from some light-hearted fun.”

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Preston will also host other Jubilee related activities to celebrate the commemorative year, including a beacon lighting at The Harris, Jubilee Preston Mela and a Big Lunch on Avenham Park.

The council will announce further details on these events soon.

To apply to host a street party on the Jubilee weekend, visit –  https://www.preston.gov.uk/article/994/Street-parties

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