On 6th 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.

To celebrate this anniversary, celebrations and events will take place throughout the year, culminating in a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June.

 Rise up and Serve - Platinum Jubilee Song

We want to hear your plans for the occasion - we'd like to hear from you if you are organising a street party, a special event or activity.  Nearer the time, in conjunction with Stotfold News, we will produce a programme of events taking place throughout Stotfold, to include events you may be organising yourselves.  Please let us know by contacting us on 01462 73064 or enquiries@stotfoldtowncouncil.gov.uk.

NATIONAL EVENTS

Thursday 2nd June
Queen's Birthday parade (Trooping of the Colour), starts at Horseguards, London, 10am to 12.25pm
Royal Air Force Flypast, The Mall, London, 1pm
National Beacon Lighting Ceremony, 9.45pm

Friday 3rd June
Service of Thanksgiving, St Paul's Cathedral

Saturday 4th June
Derby at Epsom Downs
Platinum Party at the Palace, London, mid-evening onwards

Sunday 5th June
Big Jubilee Lunch
Platinum Jubilee Pageant, London

WHAT IS HAPPENING LOCALLY?
The Town Council is currently working on a programme of activities, but so far ....

Thursday 2nd June
Thanksgiving Service for the Queen's Jubilee will be held at St Mary's Church, Stotfold at 3pm
We will be taking part in the National Beacon Lighting Ceremony, lighting our beacon at Stotfold Ceremony.  Final times to be confirmed.

Sunday 5th June
We are encouraging residents to take part in the Big Jubilee Lunch or to hold street parties.  Our open spaces are available for such activities.

Throughout the year
We are taking part in the Queen's Green Canopy tree planting scheme, and have agreed locations for three trees.  An application has been submitted, with planting take place later in the year.

Floral planting around the town centre - Bickerdikes Garden Centre, MJ Ryalls Buildings Supplies and Rik Golder Ltd are sponsoring floral displays for the newly purchased and existing planters which will be located at various points in the town centre.  The flowers will have a 'patriot' theme, of red, white and blue.

We have also agreed to purchase some Jubilee benches, which will be located at various points around the town.

Bunting and jubilee signage will also be erected.

Information sites:

The Queens Platinum Jubilee 2022 

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend 2022 

Queens Platinum Jubilee Beacons