Peacehaven Jubilee celebrations to include Tea Party in the Park and beacon lighting ceremony with live music

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THE JUBILEE is creating a hive of activitiy in Peacehaven where the Tea Party in the Park will take place on Sunday June 3.

The free event will begin at 3pm and finish around 6pm in the Piddinghoe Sports Park Recreation Ground in Piddinghoe Avenue.

Residents will be able to bring their own food to the party and there will be a fancy dress competition, music and entertainment, as well as community stalls.

Local groups will be performing and entertaining the crowds. And there will be Zumba and a children’s disco.

The council is appealing for businesses to donate raffle prizes for the event. If you can help call Steve Keogh at the town council on 01273 575122

There will even be dancing competitions and workshops, while the Peacehaven Players will be doing songs from the West End.

Peacehaven is just one of 3,000 towns around the country which are officially lighting a beacon to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The town’s beacon will be lit at 10pm on Monday June 4 on the Dell, just off South Coast Road.

The lighting ceremony will run from 7.30pm to 11pm and feature a 12 piece jazz band, barbecue and bar.

Weather permitting, organisers Peacehaven Town Council are hoping to enlist an archer to fire a burning arrow into the beacon to set it on fire.

The beacon will be a kind of basket containing wood, about 12 foot in the air on a lamp post. Community groups will be serving up food.

Town clerk Kevin Kingston said: “If it’s a nice night it’s going to be quite atmospheric. The mayor will open it and we are hoping lots of people will come and enjoy it. It’s going to be a busy weekend.”

The town council has been heavily advertising the events, with leaflets being delivered to people’s homes.