Youth Cllr Natasha Browne, Chairman of the Youth Council, was delighted to welcome local families and children to the Diamond Jubilee Picnic in the Park and proudly passed on Her Majesty the Queen’s best wishes for a most memorable and enjoyable event.Congratulations had been sent to the Queen by the Parish Council and Youth Council Chairmen saying her lifelong service and dedication to the nation was an inspiration to all, including the younger generation.

We were very fortunate with the weather and the event was well attended with all programmes being sold. Children had the opportunity to take part in the fancy dress competition, to make their own crowns and then decorate a gingerbread man. The Youth Council both arranged and project managed the event and it was gratifying to have the support for this important occasion from the local and wider community. The Youth Council stall raised a magnificent £158 which will be shared between Acorns Hospice and the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Castle Bromwich Youth Council offer their very grateful thanks to:-
– Chris Beebee for compering the event and providing music;
– Castle Bromwich Lions for providing car park marshals;
– The 3 judges of the fancy dress competition and all entrants;
– Local schools for supporting the poster competition and supervising craft activities on the day;
– West Midlands Fire Service for providing a fire engine and crew;
– St John Ambulance for providing first aid cover;
– Tamworth Snowdome, Hatton Country World, Ash End House Farm, Star City and Cadbury World for providing raffle prizes;
– Dame Mary Bridgeman Trust/the Parish Council for financial support;
– and Local organisations and businesses who ran stalls at the event.