Oxted Parish Council organised a programme of events to mark Queen Elizabeth IIís Diamond Jubilee. The aim was for the events to have a wide appeal, involving people of all ages from across the community represented by the Parish Council.
Picnic in the Park
Oxted Parish Council held a 'Picnic in the Park' on Sunday 3rd June 2012 at Master Park, Oxted and in spite of the weather a good time was had by all.
Three beautiful wooden benches, inscribed to commemorate the Jubllee, were commissioned for Hurst Green and Oxted. They were placed where pedestrians in need of a rest will hopefully appreciate them. Two benches were installed on Hurst Green with the third on green space near the bus stop in Silkham Road.
Two new and novel pieces of playground equipment have been bought by the Council - one for installation in Master Park and the other in the King George VI playing field by Mill Lane.
Hurst Green Bulb Planting
To coincide with the repositioning of the Hurst Green village sign 500 daffodil bulbs, donated by the Parish Council, were planted around it in September by children from Holland School to give us a glorious splash of colour every spring, and a lasting memory of this once-in-a-lifetime event.
The Parish Council invited children from St Maryís, Holland and Moor House Schools to take part in a competition to paint a portrait of the Queen. The competition was won by a pupil of Holland School who won £100 for the school to use.