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South Kesteven District Council leader Kelham Cooke discusses plans for the Platinum Jubilee



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Last month, I was able to visit our regeneration site of St Martin’s Park in Stamford as the demolition of the former Cummins factory got underway, writes South Kesteven District Council leader, Kelham Cooke.

This is a great initial step towards the breaking of ground on this amazing development and I’m really excited to watch the process evolve from concept to a new community. The site will feature not only affordable housing and a retirement for local residents but also commercial space for businesses in the region, thereby benefiting the local area and boosting our local economy.

Next month marks the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty, The Queen’s reign, and I am so excited to see all our local towns and villages come out to celebrate.

Kelham Cooke
Kelham Cooke

South Kesteven District Council have been in close contact with local councils and community groups across the district and I have been amazed by the level of preparation that has gone into organising such a wide array of events.

I would like to thank all those who have worked so hard planning the amazing events that will be taking place in all corners of the district in a few weeks’ time.

A beacon lighting event is set to take place on the Recreation Ground from 5pm to 10pm on June 2, where there will be music, entertainment, rides, and much more. You will also find a beacon lighting event in Uffington the same evening, as well as a village rounders game at Uffington Cricket Club.

For details and updates please keep an eye out for the next summer edition of SKToday and online.

Queen Elizabeth II has already presided over the longest reign in British history, and is just a few short years away from becoming the longest-reigning monarch in world history, so this is an historic moment for the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

If there is any district in this country that can put on a spectacle of patriotism and togetherness next month, it is South Kesteven, and I can’t think of any place I would rather be to celebrate this incredible milestone in our nation’s history.

Share what you’re doing for the jubilee by emailing details to: smeditor@stamfordmercury.co.uk



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