With Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee now less than a year away, there is so much news being released surrounding the Platinum celebration. Here at Royal Circular, we thought we would give you regular updates on all the local information being released ahead of the Jubilee in June 2022. See below for the first of these updates.
Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Melton could be region’s biggest
Plans are being drawn up for Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Melton Mowbray which could be the region’s biggest celebrations for a jubilee to date. Community groups and civic leaders are brainstorming ideas to mark the four-day celebration in June 2022 with a programme of events including a street party, royal fair, family fun day, beer festival and even a live concert.
Speaking to the Melton Times, Councillor Leigh Higgins commented, “The challenge is to make this one of the largest Platinum Jubilee celebrations in the East Midlands region. There are some really good ideas and concepts already being discussed and we want to make it a celebration of Melton and how it has changed over the last 70 years.”
Big screens will also be erected to allow people to watch national events while local schoolchildren will be invited to draw and paint pictures of what the Platinum Jubilee means to them before they are displayed across the town.
Details of Melton’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations will be revealed as and when they are confirmed.
Ashford to mark Platinum Jubilee with tree planting
Ashford in Kent is set to be flooded with a sea of trees to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. As part of The Queen’s Green Canopy Initiative, 135,500 trees will be planted – one for every resident who will be living in the borough of Ashford in 2022.
The planting will happen over the next three winters and is seen as a boost to Ashford Borough Council’s aim of being carbon neutral by 2030.
A report from a council meeting reads, “This is an opportunity to thank Her Majesty for her 70 years of service, celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee and promote the importance of trees.”
Bishops Stortford Platinum Jubilee celebrations in discussion
Plans to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee are well under way in Bishops Stortford. Painted benches, the planting of 70 trees and the burial of a time capsule are just some of the ways the town plans to celebrate Her Majesty’s milestone.
The town council recently set up a special task and finish group to finalise plans for the Jubilee and a royal theme has been discussed for the annual carnival.
A treasure trail and art competition for youngsters are also set to be a part of the celebrations.
York Minster to mark Queen’s Jubilee with statue
York Minster is set to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 by placing a statue of the monarch in a niche high on its medieval west front. The figure will be the centre point of a new Queen Elizabeth Square.
Though the design has not yet been revealed, The Queen has approved the design and will show her in her robes of the Order of the Garter and holding the historic symbols of monarchy; the orb and the sceptre.
More details of the proposals are expected to be released in the Autumn.
Reading in bid for city status to mark Platinum Jubilee
Reading is set to bid for city status to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. City status will be granted through a series of bids, managed by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
The Government have given a deadline of 8th December for any applications for city status.
To mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, three places across the United Kingdom were given city status; Chelmsford in England, Perth in Scotland and St Asaph in Wales.
Boston and Swindon are among other places in the UK to have revealed their bid for city status.
Check back soon for Royal Circular’s latest Platinum Jubilee local updates.
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