Telford will welcome Her Majesty The Queen Consort
Telford will welcome Her Majesty The Queen Consort when she visits Southwater One next Tuesday (14 February).
The Abraham Darby Show band will play in the square as Her Majesty arrives.
Her Majesty will then go inside Southwater One where she will meet a number of local groups, including:
•Read Easy, a volunteer reading support group for adults
•Representatives of Telford Interfaith Council
•STAY, a charity group who provide housing and support services for homeless and vulnerable people
•Telford Crisis Support, who provide a food bank and range of related support services for individuals and families in crisis
•Shropshire Youth Support Trust (SYST), who offer holistic, bespoke support to young people who are not in education, employment, or training
•PODS (Parents Opening Doors), a group dedicated to involving and supporting families with a child or young person with disabilities or additional needs; and
•East Shropshire Talking Newspaper, who provide a news and features audio service for the visually impaired.
Finally, Her Majesty will meet with Ms Erica Hanson, Cpl Royal Logistics, veteran and founder of the Telford Veterans Trail.
Her Majesty will unveil a commemorative stone for Telford Veterans Trail which will be set into the trail in the park after the visit.
Her Majesty will also unveil a plaque to commemorate her visit to the Southwater One building.
Council leader, Councillor Shaun Davies, said:
“We are grateful to Her Majesty The Queen Consort for visiting Telford. This will be an historic moment and one that all those who attend will remember for a long time.
“I am delighted that she will thank staff and representatives from eight of our local outreach and voluntary groups, for their great contribution to the community.
“These groups do so much for the residents of Telford and Wrekin and will demonstrate the community spirit we have here in the borough that makes it such a fantastic place to live.”
Local residents are invited to attend Southwater Square on Tuesday 14 February to greet Her Majesty The Queen Consort when she arrives in Telford.