Your chance to join in with Jubilee fun

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GROUPS are being invited to showcase what they have got to offer and maybe even pull in some funds by joining in with Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Clubs can take part in a carnival parade that will work its way through Hemel Hempstead as part of the fun on Bank Holiday Monday, June 4.

Floats to represent the six decades of the Queen’s reign have already been arranged but now organisations are being invited to come up with their own floats to join the parade.

Groups, like majorettes, can also join in by performing on-foot alongside the floats.

Loretta Anderson from Community Action Dacorum, which is organising the carnival, said: “It is a great opportunity to be seen and also raise funds for charity. It is going to be a big one compared to anything we have ever done before.”

The parade, kicking off at 11am, will be followed by a community event in Gadebridge Park, with stage performances and children’s rides on offer.

Good causes can host their own stalls in the park, which can be used as a chance to rake in funds and groups, such as choirs, and schoolchildren, are needed to take to the stage.

To get involved email Loretta at

There will also be an open air concert in the evening followed by a fireworks display and the lighting of a Jubilee Beacon.

The celebration is being funded by Dacorum Borough Council, which has put aside £60,000.