Published On: Wed, Mar 14th, 2012

Chelmsford Becomes A City

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On the 14th of March 2012, Chelmsford was given a city statusĀ for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Chelmsford has new City status

As reported in the BBC News, Chelmsford’s MP Simon Burns said he was delighted the town would become the first city in Essex.

The leader of the Conservative-run council, Roy Whitehead, said it was a tremendous honour for the town.

“The ‘city of Chelmsford’ sounds a lot better than the ‘town of Chelmsford’, so if we’re going to get investment we’ll be better off as a city,” he said.

“It is a tremendous honour for the town and will bring considerable joy to the local community.

“I would like to congratulate everyone at Chelmsford Borough Council and elsewhere who worked so hard and put such a compelling bid together, which has led to this honour for our community.”

Chelmsford’s Mayor Robert Shepherd said: “This is very welcome news for Chelmsford and everybody who lives and works within the city.

“We are delighted that Chelmsford has been honoured in this most important of years and also that Essex has at last been recognised as the vibrant and successful county that it has become.

“On behalf of everyone in Chelmsford we would like to thank Her Majesty for this great honour in her Diamond Jubilee year.”


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- My name is Kelly Sanger and I'm the Editor of The Face Of Chelmsford. I am a married Mum of 4. My hobbies are, dog training, agility, shopping, bingo, Zumba, reading and baking. I have a gorgeous Yorkshire Terrier called Ozzy and 2 cats called Angel and Elsie.

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