David Ruffley MP in Jubilee celebrations

Friday, 1 June, 2012

David Ruffley MP will be opening a range of events across the Diamond Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

David Ruffley MP said: 'There are so many patriotic events taking place in West Suffolk over this historic weekend and I am very proud to be part of celebration of what it means to be British.

I have honour of opening the Westbury Avenue Diamond Jubilee street party on 3 June. Other street parties I will attend in the town will include those in Albert Crescent and in York Road.

Beacons will be lit across Suffolk, including in Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds, and Stowmarket Recreation Ground on 4 June in line with a long heritage of using beacons to celebrate across the country.

On 2 June I will be opening the '60 Inspirational Years' Jubilee exhibit at St Peter and Mary's Church, Stowmarket . Schools, local groups, and organisations have come together to create art to depict an outstanding event or achievement from every year of the Queen's reign. I am really looking forward to see how the Queen's reign has influenced the creative spirit of Stowmarket.

I will be opening the Stowmarket Jubilee Celebration, on the Recreation Ground on 4 June. This will include nine and a half hours of musical entertainment, featuring local bands and musicians, a classic car display and brass band finale.

I am delighted to see so many people from Suffolk demonstrate the admiration and affection for our Queen and I look forward to sharing this special time with my constituents.'