The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022

Although the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation falls on 6 February the official celebrations always take place at the start of June.  The Queen is the first British monarch to reach the milestone – 70 years since the coronation - having already celebrated her silver, gold and diamond jubilees.

Key celebrations are focused and encouraged around a four-day period from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022; the May Bank Holiday Weekend is to be moved to 2 June with an additional Bank Holiday on Friday 3 June to create a four-day weekend to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. 

The four-day Bank Holiday to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee does not preclude other activities in-year to take account of individual community programmes and priorities.    Individuals and community groups are encouraged to take part through a range of community-led activities, projects and events.  In particular, there is opportunity for Town and Parish Councils to play a key role in encouraging or leading those local interest with supporting information and guidelines which will be made available through various websites as we move closer to the Platinum Jubilee.

Prince Charles has urged people to plant a sapling to celebrate the 70-year reign dubbing it a ‘treebilee’.  There are the obvious linkages to be made with the Climate Change and Ecological Emergency action plan where tree planting is already a key action but which could be promoted as a Council and community response too in response to the Platinum Jubilee. 

A Beacon can also be linked to a celebratory event in a local community and The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons guide for 2 June 2022 is already available to download for more information. https://www.slcc.co.uk/site/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/The-Queens-Platinum-Jubilee-Beacons-Guide.pdf

Thursday 2 June

 The Queen will attend the Trooping the Colour – 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will gather at Buckingham Palace and proceed down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade joined by Members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages

The event will be closed by a RAF fly-past, which will be watched by The Queen and other royals from the Palace balcony

Friday 3 June

A ‘Service of Thanksgiving’ for the Queen’s reign will be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

Saturday 4 June

The Queen and members of the Royal Family will attend the Derby a Epsom Downs

A special concert will be held at Buckingham Palace that promises to “bring together some of the world’s biggest entertainment starts” – attendance will be via public ballot

Sunday 5 June – The Big Jubilee Lunch and the Platinum Jubilee Pageant

 Communities are encouraged to share “friendship, food and fun” with neighbours by holding street parties, picnics or BBQ’s as part of the Jubilee celebrations ahead of the final event of the weekend, the Platinum Jubilee Pageant

The Big Lunch provides tips and ideas for hosting an event

A pageant featuring more than 5,000 people from across the UK and Commonwealth will take place against the backdrop of Buckingham Palace and the surrounding streets, combining street arts, theatre, music, circus, carnival and costume.

Further details on the programme of events in 2022 and how members of the public can get involved are expected to be released in the months ahead.

Organisations planning events in the Swale area are encouraged to look to Swale Borough Council's website for event guidance, and share details if the events are open to the wider public and visitors to the area with Visit Swale either by email to: tourismsupport@swale.gov.uk or submit event details with images online.

 New Platinum Jubilee website

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched the government’s new Platinum Jubilee website, including an interactive map which will display all the events and activities that will be taking place right across the UK.

The map is open for anyone to add their events and everyone is encouraged to upload any events and activities they may be planning to mark the Jubilee.

The website is to support and complement the Royal Household website and details the many ways individuals and organisations can get involved in the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The official emblem for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 was revealed by Buckingham Palace last month. The official emblem is now available, free of charge, for download from the Royal.uk website. It is available for use for all activities associated with the Platinum celebrations including community and national events, publications, retail and merchandising. A set of guidelines for use is also available on the website.

Platinum Jubilee website: https://platinumjubilee.gov.uk/
Announcement: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/platinum-jubilee-medal-revealed
Emblem: https://www.royal.uk/queens-platinum-jubilee-emblem

 

Queen’s Green Canopy Garden 2021

Designer David Dodd as part of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show created in partnership with The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) a unique tree-planting initiative which begins in October 2021 to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.  The garden was designed to send a powerful message on the importance of grassland and biodiversity providing forage and habitat for insects, birds and mammals all beneath a canopy of trees (which will be relocated to RHS Garden Bridgewater).

Plant a tree for the Jubilee is the key message of The Queen’s Green Canopy tree planting initiative.  Throughout this project every county in the UK is invited to create a network of trees, tree-lined avenues, copses and woodlands in honour of Her Majesty’s 70 years of services to the nation.   Individuals, community groups, schools and businesses from across the UK are encouraged to play their part to enhance the environment.  The QGC is seeking to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the nation, which will benefit future generations. 

The Platinum Jubilee tree planting is being encouraged during October to March, the official tree-planting season to optimise the chances of trees surviving and flourishing.  HM The Queen joined the Prince of Wales as he planted the first Jubilee tree earlier this year.  He said::’…Planting a tree is a statement of hope and faith in the future’.

In addition, a network of 70 Ancient Woodlands across the UK is being dedicated to the QGC and 70 Ancient Trees identified to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.  Commemorative plaques are being erected to mark the occasion and preserve the forests for the future in The Queen’s name. 

Find out more at queensgreencanopy.org

 

Platinum Jubilee celebrations – organising a street party

The government has, today (4 October), published guidance on organising a street party. The guidance sets out helpful tips, advice and support on preparing for a party.

Councils are encouraged to share the guidance with local residents who may be planning to hold a small private street party to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in 2022.

Last month, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) launched the government’s new Platinum Jubilee website, including an interactive map which will display all the events and activities that will be taking place right across the UK.

The map is open for anyone to add their events and everyone is encouraged to upload any events and activities they may be planning to mark the Jubilee.

Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/your-guide-to-organising-a-street-party/your-guide-to-organising-a-street-party

Support: https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/the-big-lunch

https://www.streetparty.org.uk/

Platinum Jubilee website: https://platinumjubilee.gov.uk/