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Mar 21 2012

Come and join Harrow’s celebrations on Thursday 29th March

With just days to go until the Queen’s visit to Harrow plans are in place to ensure you have every opportunity to take part in the community celebrations.

With bunting, free flags and big screens on the day, the visit is sure to attract crowds of local well-wishers.

To join in the celebrations next Thursday, just come along to Camrose Avenue, between Krishna Avanti school and the Edgware Road from lunchtime onwards. The Avenue will be decorated in Royal bunting and free flags will be handed out on the day. Safety barriers will be in place for ease of access and viewing and big screens will be on display to ensure you get a good view of the action.

The Royal car will drive slowly down Camrose Avenue from the Edgware Road, at approximately 2.45pm, so that residents can catch a glimpse of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh.

  • There will be pedestrian access only to Camrose Avenue from 11am
  • Nearest tube is Canon’s Park (Jubilee line) or Edgware (Northern Line)
  • Buses to Camrose Avenue will be re-directed via Mollison Way
  • The following buses will bring you within walking distance of Camrose Avenue: 32, 142, 204, 251, 288, 292, 303, 44, 114

The visit is part of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee regional tour. Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, are visiting the borough next Thursday 29th March. The visit will be to the UK’s first Hindu state school, Krishna Avanti, in Edgware.

Cllr Bill Stephenson, Leader of Harrow Council, said: “We want all of our residents to have the opportunity to be involved in this historic visit. In order to give greater access to the wider community there will be a number of big screens outside the school to keep spectators up-to-date with what is happening. I would say to Harrow residents, come and join in the celebrations, wave the Queen into the borough and give her a welcome she will never forget.”

Organised by Harrow Council in partnership with schools and community organisations from across Harrow, the event will feature music, dance and a specially commissioned ’60 Faces’ photography exhibition.

Nitesh Gor is chair of the I-Foundation, which runs Krishna Avanti School, said: “We are all very excited to be hosting Her Majesty at our first school. The specially commissioned tapestry and plaque that The Queen will be unveiling depicts the universal and inclusive spiritual teachings of Chaitanya, upon which our different schools are based.”

Source: Harrow Council

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