SO MUCH TO LOOK FORWARD TO!By The Eye Magazine published 1 June, 2012 No Comments
As we enter June in a haze of recent sunshine it’s exciting that there is so much to look forward to over the coming summer months. The major event for many people will be the Queen’s Jubilee, a celebration of sixty sometime difficult years for Her Majesty but throughout her reign she has been a wonderful and iconic presence that remains the envy of many other nations. The Diamond Jubilee offers the perfect reason to bring neighbours together for a celebratory street party – and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council wants to make it easy for residents to hold one. They are asking residents to fill in one simple form, which can be downloaded from www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk to make sure it can keep an eye on any road closures or possible traffic disruptions. So get ready to street party to your heart’s content and show the rest of the world that we really do care about our Royal heritage.
In sport, of course, we have both the European Football Championships and the Olympic Games to savour and the forerunner to the latter of those two is due to arrive on Teesside this month. The Olympic Torch has already had crowds flocking to support it wherever it‘s been and there is no doubt the same will apply when it winds its way through our area on Monday 18th June. As usual, some of the press have been critical of the huge exposure it’s getting but this is probably a once in a lifetime occasion for most of us and I for one will be cheering it on its way.
After a so-so performance against Norway the expectations for Euro 2012 have remained down-beat and that could be a good thing. Given that at least six of the first choice were missing that night things – as we’ve heard somewhere before – can only get better.
So here’s hoping for a wonderful and successful Olympics – without any kind of terrorist threat – and that our footballers surprise a lot of people with a good tournament.Blog