Beacon of hope for England’s World Cup dreams

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Deeping St James Parish Council is already preparing for an England victory in this summer’s football World Cup.

At a recent meeting, the council resolved that “in the event that the England football squad win a semi-final at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the parish council will take the necessary actions to load and light the Jubilee beacon in celebration on the night of the World Cup Final”.

The beacon, which is sited on Jubilee Park in Deeping St James, was erected in honour of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth.

However, it is planned that the beacon will also be used to celebrate other historic occasions, and an England World Cup victory could be the next one.

Coun Ashley Baxter, who proposed the resolution, said: “We want the whole village to get behind the team.

“Who knows? The knowledge that our small community is confidently preparing to celebrate may be just the spark of inspiration that Roy Hodgson needs to lead our squad to victory.”

“Some councillors expressed concern regarding the logistics of a beacon-lighting event, especially given the time difference between Rio de Janeiro and Deeping St James, but I am sure such details can be ironed out nearer the time.”