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Working party could be set up to prepare for Magna Carta celebrations

Working party could be set up to prepare for Magna Carta celebrations

Philip Dewey

Working party could be set up to prepare for Magna Carta celebrations
Magna Carta
A working party could be set up by the Royal Borough to assist with preparations for the Magna Carta 800th anniversary celebrations.

The anniversary, which takes place in 2015, was discussed by the council's leisure, culture and libraries overview and scrutiny committee meeting on Monday.

Chairman Cllr Alan Mellins (Con, Cox Green) said he was concerned a group fronted by Deputy Mayoress and Wraysbury Parish Council vice-chairman Margaret Lenton was too 'loose'.

He said: "It strikes me that the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary group is quite loose and it could potentially lose focus, I wouldn't want to see it drift off because it's a good opportunity.

"I wonder whether we should strengthen the Royal Borough's position by forming a working party?"

Vice-chairman Cllr Claire Stretton (Con, Boyn Hill) said she didn't want to 'step on the Deputy Mayoress' toes' but added a working party could be beneficial to assisting the group.

It was also suggested transport between Windsor and Runnymede should be improved during the celebrations in order to encourage visitors to visit the town.

The meeting was held at Maidenhead Town Hall.

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