Queen's Platinum Jubilee

2022 is the Queen's Platinum Jubilee year.

As of 6 February 2022 Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.

There will be lots of things going on in the district and we will try to round up what events are going on throughout the year.

Street parties and events

If you're thinking of organising a street party or an event you will need to submit an application. The government has published guidance on organising a street party. The guidance sets out helpful tips, advice and support for local residents who may be planning to hold a small private street party to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in 2022.

Before organising your event or street party in the district, please read this information which will help you arrange it safely.

The Street Party site also has a wealth of support for planning your private residents street party.

Events and activities

There will be a four day bank holiday weekend Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June.

The government's new Platinum Jubilee website includes 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.

If you would like to share details of your event, please add your event to our website and we will promote it in our e-newsletters. We currently have just under 60,000 e-newsletter subscribers, if you are not already signed up, why not sign up now? They are free and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Surrey County Council is also listing the Platinum Jubilee events taking place across the county.

Broadcasting the celebrations

Venues which normally don't normally have a TV, on this occasion, will not be required to have a TV licence to broadcast the Jubilee celebrations. The BBC is offering this special exemption so community centres or street parties can watch the celebrations without needing a licence.

The Big Jubilee Lunch

The Big Lunch is an idea from the Eden Project to bring people together to meet, chat and have fun in their neighbourhoods, annually fundraising £8m for local causes they care about.

It's about sharing food and fun during the Jubilee bank holiday weekend of 2-5 June 2022, or throughout the Month of Community in June as we celebrate good causes across the UK. Great things happen when we all get together!

For tips and ideas on hosting your own Big Lunch event visit the Eden Project's Big Jubilee Lunch website.

You can also find out more about how Nextdoor (the social media channel) can help you organise a Big Lunch.

The Queen's Green Canopy

The Queen's Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative inviting people from across the United Kingdom to "Plant a Tree for the Jubilee." As well as inviting the planting of new trees, The Queen's Green Canopy will dedicate a network of 70 Ancient Woodlands across the United Kingdom and identify 70 ancient trees to celebrate Her Majesty's 70 years of service. 

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacons 2022

Community Beacons - thousands of beacons will be lit by communities, charities and different groups across the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories. Once we have details of where beacons will be in the district we will keep you posted. 

Beacons will also be lit in all 54 capital cities of the Commonwealth and the Principal Beacon will be lit on Thursday 2 June.

The BBC's Platinum Party at the Palace

Broadcast live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and supported across the entire BBC network, the Platinum Party at the Palace on Saturday 4 June, will bring together the world’s biggest entertainers to perform in front of Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Platinum Jubilee Pageant

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant is taking place in London. Cadbury's are giving people the chance to win tickets  to attend the event on Sunday 5 June.

The event organisers are also encouraging people to host their own event in the local community and have put together this Pageant Pack. It’s full of ideas on what types of events or activities you could organise, a handy checklist to help you think of everything and even some suggestions on how to ensure your event can have a lasting impact.

Watch this space!

There are going to be celebrations galore going on throughout the district and nationwide for all ages, and all communities organised by many different organisations and we will continue to update this web page over the coming months.