Platinum Jubilee

Queen's Platinum Jubilee logoIn 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, reflecting her 70 years of service.

There will be year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations throughout the year. 

An extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June, will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone. Across the four days, the celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflections on The Queen’s 70 years of service.

Below lists how we are supporting the celebrations in Hart:

Thursday 2 June: Beacon lighting

The Chairman will be holding a beacon lighting event on Thursday evening starting at 9pm at Whitewater Meadows.

Friday 3 June: Schools competition

As part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, we are looking to produce a mural for an outside wall on the council office building in Harlington Way, Fleet. On this Friday we will be launching a secondary school student art competition for the design of the mural, with the aim for entries to be judged by the end of the summer and the mural produced shortly after. The theme will be the Queen’s reign and entries are welcome to be traditional or contemporary. We are contacting all the secondary schools in Hart to see if there is interest in being a part of this amazing opportunity to leave a lasting legacy to celebrate the Queen’s long reign. If you or your school is interested in taking part, please email Hart Countryside Service on countryside@hart.gov.uk

Saturday 4 June: The big picnic

We will be hosting ‘The Big Picnic’ from 11am until 2pm at Whitewater Meadows in Hook. Theevent will start with the Chairman of the districtformally showcasing a special tree, planted to celebrate the Jubilee. Games, activities, a childrens dressing up competition and light refreshments will be available at the event.

Sunday 5 June: Tour of the district

Hart’s Chairman will be visiting towns and villages to be a part of the celebrations taking place across the district.

Other events in Hart:

In January we launched the Councillor Community Grant scheme, where grants of up to £1,000 were given to each ward in the district. All projects benefit the community and directly deliver towards the celebration of the Platinum Jubilee in that area. Below lists how we are supporting the celebrations in Hart:

Fleet (Central, West and East)

Thursday 2 June:

  • 7pm – 10:30pm Lantern Parade, Beacon Lighting, free Fireworks, refreshments and entertainment at Calthorpe Park

Friday 3 June:

  • 9am & 10am Bike rides starting from Calthorpe Park
  • From 12noon Sports themed events at Calthorpe Park. Community stalls, refreshments, entertainment and much, much more!
  • Why not also wander down to the Boat Rally, Paddleboarding, Canoe Display and BBQ at the Fox and Hounds from 12 noon
  • 7pm The Royal British Legion Community Quiz at The Key Centre, Elvetham Heath.

Saturday 4 June:

  • 12noon – 6pm Community stalls, drinks, refreshments and entertainment in Calthorpe Park
  • From 1pm ‘Seven Decades of Motoring’ car procession along Fleet Road, immediately followed by a Jubilee Parade and flypast by an RAF Chinook
  • 2pm Calthorpe Park, address by the Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire and National Anthem
  • 7pm Hart Lions’ Cabaret and Supper with Colin Roy

Sunday 5 June:

  • 10am Fun run (5km) starting in Calthorpe Park
  • 10am – 11am Inter-denominational Act of Worship in Gurkha Square
  • 12noon – 8pm Fleet Road, The Giant Street Party with food stalls, drinks, street entertainers and a Stage of entertainment Gurkha Square relayed down the high street and into the Views

For a full range of events in Fleet visit www.fleetplatinumjubilee.co.uk

Hartley Wintney

  • A Jubilee Family Fun Evening on Thursday 2 June at the Hartley Wintney Football Club, from 4pm.
  • An official Jubilee Beacon Lighting Ceremony on the Jubilee Fields, Thursday 2 June at 9.45pm. Gather at 9pm for a candle lit procession and live music.
  • A commemorative Oak tree planting at The Elvetham Hotel on Friday 3 June.
  • A fully dressed High Street- The HWPC along with the help of the HW firefighters are currently hanging bunting along both sides of the High Street and many of the retailers have really gone to town with their incredible themed window displays!
  • An Organ Extravaganza at St John’s Church on Saturday 4 June at 11am.
  • A Service of Celebration at St John’s Church on Sunday 5 June at 10am.
  • 7 Decorated/dressed windows at St John’s Church. This is to mark the 7 decades of the Queen’s reign, each window is being dressed by a different community group from the Village. The windows will be available to view between 5 June and 11 June.
  • The Annual Village Festival is being held on Saturday 11 June and is themed as ‘The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee’. The procession, which will include themed floats from the Schools, Pre-Schools, Nurseries, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Guides, Brownies, Rainbows and Fire Service to name but a few.

For a full range of events in Hartley Wintney visit www.hartleywintney-pc.gov.uk/council_events/the-queens-platinum-jubilee-celebrations/

Yateley Town Council

The Town Council will be hosting a Jubilee Community picnic on the 2 June, followed by a beacon lighting ceremony in the evening, including music from a local choir. The Town Council has also offered assistance to the community to hold their own Platinum Jubilee events and running the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail (from early May until the Platinum Jubilee weekend). Other support includes working with local businesses to put together street party hampers for local events to win and planting trees to celebrate this occasion (in March).

Vision for Youth

Vision for youth is supporting one of their regular youth clubs, Creative Club, which meets weekly to design and create art, including projects such as paintings, mosaics, and upcycling amongst other things. These young people, aged 11-18, will be staging an afternoon tea as part of Yateley Town Council’s event for the Jubilee. They will design and create all of the decorations such as bunting and decorate the youth suite to match the rest of the festival.

Odiham

Odiham Parish Council is leading on the organisation of a beacon lighting ceremony on 2 June and a street party on Sunday 5 June, both in line with the national program of events. The Cross Barn in Odiham will also be livestreaming the Jubilee concert on Saturday 4 June.

Hook

Hook Parish Council along with the Rotary Club and Hook Townswomens Guild are creating a commemorative Jubilee Garden in Wellworth Park, a public open space that is owned and maintained by the Parish Council. The plan is to grow this garden in stages, with the first stage being three ornamental trees and two benches by June 2022.

Crookham West & Ewshot

Ewshot Parish Council will be hosting an event on Friday 3 June which will include a live band, disco and dancing, a bar, hot food and a raffle. In addition, new elements will be added to the weekend to include a lunch for older parishioners on the Friday afternoon and a big picnic lunch on the Sunday.

Are you thinking of running an event, bringing your community together to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee?

National Lottery funders have announced over £22 million of National Lottery funds to help communities across the country celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Bringing together funds from the National Lottery, Sport England, Arts Council England, the BFI, and National Lottery Heritage Fund, the funding will allow a diverse range of celebrations to secure support.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) is one of the network of community foundations distributing the ‘Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund’. As part of the £5 million programme, HIWCF will be distributing nearly £150,000 to local community and voluntary organisations to use creative and cultural activities to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022. For more information visit the HIWCF website.  

Are you think of having a street party?

Central government has published guidance including tips, advice and support on organising a street party. The advice is for private street parties that groups of residents arrange and which need no insurance or formal risk-assessment. It covers how to arrange a temporary road closure and some street party myths and facts.

Official Jubilee website

Visit the Platinum Jubilee website for more information, including an interactive map which will display all the events and activities that will be taking place across the UK.

Other useful websites