Council Staff invited to Buckingham Palace Garden Party
On 29th May 2019, Mendip Council's Planning Policy Officer, Jo Milling was invited to attend Her Majesty The Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.
The Queen's Garden Parties take place 3 or 4 times a year and are an important way for The Queen to speak to a broad range of people from all walks of life, all of whom have make a positive impact in their community.
At each Garden Party, around 27,000 cups of tea, 20,000 sandwiches and 20,000 slices of cake are consumed!
Jo Milling, Planning Policy Officer, attended the party with her husband Steve and said: "We really enjoyed the garden party, despite the wind and rain. It was a great privilege to be able to explore the palace gardens and to see Prince Harry, the Queen and other members of the Royal family."
Jo was invited to this year Garden Party for recognition of her long standing service to the council of over 30 years. Every year a member of staff and a councillor of are invited to the Palace to enjoy the Garden Party for chance to meet the queen.
Mendip Council's Former Deputy Chairman, Brian Beha was also invited and attended the Garden Party.