4th Scout Group Visit

Cllr. Jones was invited to visit the site of the newly built scout hut in Jeans Way to see the progess being made. It is hoped the group will be able to use the hut from September onwards if all works continue to go to plan!

The Big Lunch

An absolutely brilliant event that was supported by several key partners and saw over 100 older people come together for this years Big Lunch. The entertainment from start to finish bought smiles, laughter, singing and dancing and despite the heavy rain at times spirits were not dampened.

Com Church Jubilee Fete Opening

A ribbon cutting event that saw of 600 people register in advance for tickets. Side stalls including hook a duck, coconut shy and darts was accompanied by various music acts and entertainment. A completely free event for the community.

Priory Church Open Day

Cllr. Jones attended their open church event and spent time looking at the wonderful art work of local children. The children of messy church and their leader had created a wonderful large picture of a carriageway.

Street Parties

Patterdale Close
The first of many street parties and one Cllr. Jones will remember for their creativity for a ribbon … toilet roll! Great to see the whole street taking part and the fun they were having.

Aubrey Close
A great example of residents coming together – the sun was shining, the Pimm’s was chilled and the BBQ was lit. Children were having fun on a bouncy castle and the adults were enjoying the opportunity to continue to get to know each other.

West Hill
Amazing street party with over 100 people lining the streets. Trestle tables set up, lunch being served, with children playing freely in the street. Great atmosphere and some fantastic cake baking!

Kingscroft Avenue
A treat to see residents bring out their BBQs, the bunting was out, the front gardens were full of garden chairs and the residents were getting ready to party when those that were working had finished. Great to see the resident’s and their extended families come together.

Christopher’s Close
St. Christopher’s Close Jubilee street party was a wonderful way to wind up the day! The top Close was festooned with decorations and crowded with happy residents enjoying the late afternoon sunshine. It was a pleasure to award a prize for the best decorated crown and take part in the Jubilee quiz. Very welcoming residents who had gone all out to make the day special.

Duncombe Drive
The morning downpour didn’t stop residents getting the gazebos out and setting up for a great get together.

Evelyn Road
Watching the kids and adults playing hopscotch bought back memories of childhood. The street was a mass of bunting and even the dogs were all wearing their bandanas and looking the part!

Wingate Road
This was an impromptu stop ..as Cllr. Jones drove to Evelyn Road she saw a group of people sat on the driveway so stopped and said hello; they’d chosen a more informal way to celebrate but nevertheless were having fun together.

The Paddocks
A lovely gathering in a small close with resident’s and their families gathering. A great Chef behind the BBQ is always a bonus!

Penrith Avenue
Despite the drizzle, the residents had decorated the street, set up their gazebos and were enjoying the opportunity to come together for the afternoon with lots of food and games planned.

Highfields Close
Highfields Close had set up the party in two areas – a sit down quiet area for those wanting to enjoy a conversation, and an area that had celebrities and royalty in, a decorated black cab too! It was lovely to see a childhood friend who Cllr. Jones hadn’t seen for many years.

Three Counties Radio Show

A pre-beacon lighting radio interview with Justin Dealey from 3CR.

Jubilee Beacon Lighting

An amazing night shared with thousands of people on Dunstable Downs. Great event organised and delivered by Darren Woodhouse and his team, funded through Dunstable Town Council and National Trust. A night to remember for sure.

Dukeminster Care Home Jubilee Party

Lovely to see family and friends together enjoying the sunshine at Dukeminster, celebrating the Jubilee, whilst raising some money.

Twinning Reception

A lovely morning hosting a small reception for our friends from Porz. An opportunity to hear about their past trips and to exchange gifts. Thanks to Cllrs. Ghent and Sanders for their extra help on the day.

Priory Church Jubilee Service

A lovely service that not only celebrated Pentecost but also showed thanks for HM The Queen. It was nice to be at church with our visitors from Germany.

Twinning Gala Dinner at Old Palace Lodge

A lovely evening with our twinning visitors and the Dunstable International Town Twinning Association committee at the Old Palace Lodge. An opportunity to reflect on 50 years of friendship.