Cheshire East Council has announced plans for the extended Platinum Jubilee bank holiday celebrations to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 70-year reign.
Her Majesty The Queen is the first British monarch in history to celebrate a platinum jubilee, having acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952 after the death of her father King George VI, when just 25 years old.
To help with the celebrations across the borough, Cheshire East Council is providing a community fund to allow residents to apply for up to £120 for street parties or similar community events.
More information and how to apply for the Queen’s Jubilee community fund can be found on the council’s website at: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/queensjubilee along with guidance on managing events safely.
Councillor Mick Warren, Cheshire East Council’s committee chair for communities, said: “This Platinum Jubilee is an amazing milestone and one which marks 70 years of unparalleled public service by Her Majesty The Queen.
“Whether you are attending a local street party, planting a tree for the Jubilee as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy or involved with the Platinum Jubilee Beacons, it really is a once in a lifetime celebration and opportunity for all of our residents and communities to come together to mark this historic occasion.”
Confirmed events taking place across the borough so far include:
- Congleton Park Jubilee Celebration, Thursday 2 June 2022
Celebrating 150 years in the park and the 750th charter year, there will be a Jubilee Picnic with concert band.
- Queens Park (Crewe) Jubilee Event, Friday 3 June 2022
The Friends of Queens Park will be presenting a free event for the local community to celebrate the Jubilee.
Organised by Lady Redmond MBE, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire, the council have been invited to play a role in a service of commemoration being held at Chester Cathedral on Thursday 2 June. Details will be announced shortly.
Applications for a Queen’s Jubilee street party road closure are free of charge and must be received by Friday 8 April 2022. Residents can apply via the Cheshire East Council website at: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/leisure,_culture_and_tourism/events-whats-on-guide/event_organisers/road_closures.aspx
Residents are encouraged to stay updated with the latest news by signing up to the council’s Platinum Jubilee newsletter which can be accessed via the email newsletter sign up form, by selecting the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee topic. This newsletter will provide all the latest local and national events taking place, alongside volunteering opportunities and other celebratory activities being held.