Around 30 people from Spelthorne, Runnymede and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead will be able to play a special role in June's Magna Carta celebrations as charter bearers.

They will help carry a replica of the Magna Carta down the River Thames on the Royal Shallop Jubilant on the various legs of Magna Carta 800th - the river relay, which is taking place over the weekend of June 13th and 14th..

Councillor Penny Forbes-Forsyth, Spelthorne Council Cabinet Member for Leisure said: "The Magna Carta is one of the most important documents in history and it is very fitting that we celebrate this momentous [800th] anniversary with events which involve the community. If you know someone who you think would enjoy being part of this special weekend, please let us know about them.”

Nominations are now open. Community groups - including local faith groups, charities, schools, clubs and societies - are invited to make nominations, explaining why they feel the person should be considered for the role.

The nominees must live, work or study in Spelthorne, the Royal Borough or Runnymede and be over 16 years old by 12 June 2015.

The application form can be found at HERE and can be completed online or posted. The closing date is Thursday 2 April and the names will be announced by the end of April.

See our earlier Magna Carta story HERE and a link to the flotilla HERE

For more details about Magna Carta events, visit Spelthorne Council or Windsor and Maidenhead Council websites.

Story dated March 15th 2015

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