Residents invited to sign Queen’s birthday book

Date: 06/08/2016
Ref: PR 8250

Residents of the Wakefield district are being given the opportunity to send their good wishes to the Queen for her 90th official birthday.

Wakefield Council is inviting people to sign the district's birthday book to her Majesty on Friday (10 June) in the Wakefield Town Hall reception area, Wood Street, from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Cllr Peter Box CBE and Leader of Wakefield Council said: "The Queen's 90th birthday is a landmark anniversary and marks a life-time of service and commitment to the country. Anyone who would like to come and sign the book is welcome to drop into the Town Hall."

As part of the celebrations Wakefield Town Hall clock tower will be lit up on Friday and Saturday in red, white and blue.

Events to mark the day will be taking place to mark the official  birthday on Saturday June 11.

Wakefield's Mayor, Cllr Harry Ellis, will be joining school children at Crofton Junior School on Friday who are part of the national tribute where pupils will be singing 'Happy Birthday' to the Queen.

Staff at Wakefield One's Create Café are baking a special birthday cake for the Queen and people will be able to 'buy a slice of the Queen's birthday cake' and get any coffee for half price on Friday.