Cllr grant puts a shine on Privett’s platinum party

Thursday, 9 June, 2022

The people of Privett toasted the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a special celebration over the Bank Holiday weekend, funded in part by a grant from their local East Hampshire District Councillor.

The community came together for a garden party held in the grounds of the village’s Holy Trinity Church on Thursday 2 June.

Cllr Nick Drew granted the organisers £700 to help make the event a success.

“Tables were laid inside and outside the church and the whole community came together to enjoy the evening,” he said.

“There was a fantastic atmosphere. Residents of all ages had a great time celebrating the Queen’s wonderful 70-year reign with music and food.”

The evening was rounded off with the lighting of a beacon, one of 3,500 lit across the country.

Event organiser Teresa Brown said: “The evening was enjoyed by all and will long be remembered. It brought the whole village together, not only on the evening but with the organisation, setting up and clearing up.

“Thanks to Councillor Nick Drew for his grant to help with financing the event.”

Cllr Drew’s grant was drawn from EHDC's councillor community grant scheme. Each councillor is given a budget of £4,500 to support voluntary and not-for-profit organisations within their ward. These organisations must have a charitable or community goal.

Following the council's Climate Emergency declaration in 2019, £1,000 of allocated budgets must be spent on environmental projects.