(LEDBURY UK) A MEETING to discuss  plans for the Diamond Jubilee was attended by just seven people.

Mayor Allen Conway spoke of his “disappointment” after the meagre turn-out in the Burgage Hall on Tuesday evening.

He said: “I had hoped for a room full of people, but there are more councillors here than members of the public.”

“I put 50 chairs out tonight, and I didn’t need to do that. I am disappointed by the attendance.”

Notice of the meeting was given through the press and on notice boards.

Former town mayor Coun Jayne Roberts said: “I don’t want to be negative, but we have no representatives here from local firms, or from our traders. It is a pretty depressing situation.”

The handful of people who did attend included New Mills resident James Barnes who suggested raising a public subscription with “every man, woman and child” in Ledbury contributing £1, raising around £10,000.

The jubilee bank holiday will take place on Monday June 4 and Tuesday June 5.

A simlar meeting held in London was attended by just two people.

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