Platinum Jubilee

Queen's Platinum Jubilee logoIn 2022, Her Majesty The Queen became 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. 

This is how we supported the celebrations in Hart:

Thursday 2 June: Beacon lighting

The Chairman held a beacon lighting event at Whitewater Meadows.

Friday 3 June: Schools competition

As part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, we launched a secondary school student art competition for the design of the mural outside the council offices, with the aim for entries to be judged by the end of the summer. The theme will be the Queen’s reign and entries are welcome to be traditional or contemporary. We contacted the secondary schools in Hart to see if there is interest in being a part of this amazing opportunity. 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 hosted ‘The Big Picnic’ at Whitewater Meadows in Hook. 

Sunday 5 June: Tour of the district

Hart’s Chairman visited towns and villages as 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. 

Fleet (Central, West and East)

Thursday 2 June: Lantern Parade, Beacon Lighting, free Fireworks, refreshments and entertainment at Calthorpe Park

Friday 3 June: full days entertainment at Calthorpe Park

Saturday 4 June: full days entertainment at Calthorpe Park. There was a car procession along Fleet Road, followed by a Jubilee Parade and flypast by an RAF Chinook

Sunday 5 June:

  • Fun run (5km) in Calthorpe Park
  • Inter-denominational Act of Worship in Gurkha Square
  • Fleet Road, Giant Street Party with food stalls, drinks, street entertainers and a stage of entertainment 

Hartley Wintney

There was a range of events including Family Fun Evening on Thursday 2 June. In addition, there was a fully dressed High Street.  The Annual Village Festival was held on Saturday 11 June.

Yateley Town Council

The Town Council hosted a Jubilee Community picnic on 2 June, followed by a beacon lighting ceremony in the evening, including music from a local choir. 

Vision for Youth

Vision for youth staged an afternoon tea as part of Yateley Town Council’s event for the Jubilee. 

Odiham

Odiham Parish Council lead the beacon lighting ceremony on 2 June and a street party on Sunday 5 June

Hook

Hook Parish Council along with the Rotary Club and Hook Townswomens Guild created a commemorative Jubilee Garden in Wellworth Park, a public open space that is owned and maintained by the Parish Council. 

Crookham West & Ewshot

Ewshot Parish Council hosted an event on Friday 3 June which included a live band, disco and dancing, a bar, hot food and a raffle. 

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. For more information visit the HIWCF website.  

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