The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
This year, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, reflecting her 70 years of service.
The Hartley Wintney Parish Council are proud to be collaborating with a wide range of local community groups to offer a variety of events and celebrations to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
As a nation, we will enjoy an extended bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June.
- The Queen’s Birthday and Jubilee Tea Party
This event kicked off the Jubilee celebrations, with a tea party for any local residents aged over 55 on Friday 13th May at the Victoria Hall. The Tea Party was a great success, with a beautiful performance from the Green Oaks Federation Choir and some great music from the Quest band. Cuppies ‘N’ Cream supplied a stunning birthday cake and all of the food was locally supplied by The Courtyard Cafe, William Dyer, The Good Taste Bakery and The Sweet Shop.
- Family Fun Evening and Jubilee Beacon lighting ceremony
Hartley Wintney Football Club will be hosting a family fun evening, prior to the Platinum Jubilee Beacon lighting ceremony on Thursday 2nd June, from 4pm. Please click here for further details on this event.
- An Official Platinum Jubilee Beacon
The Jubilee Beacons is one of the official events of the Platinum Jubilee in 2022 as part of an extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. The Jubilee Beacons will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories and the Commonwealth, to come together to celebrate this historic milestone.
The Hartley Wintney Beacon will be lit at 9.45pm on Thursday 2nd June, along with other beacons all across the country. The beacon will be positioned on the Jubilee Field, between Mitchell Avenue and Hartley Wintney Football Club.
Please gather at Hartley Wintney Football club by 9pm, a candle lit procession will then be led to the Beacon where there will be singing and music along with the official lighting of the beacon.
- A Jubilee Organ Extravaganza
As part of the Jubilee celebrations, the St John’s organist Martin Barnes will be hosting another of his famous organ extravaganzas on Saturday 4th June at 11am. Come and enjoy a selection of suitably themed jubilee music (and probably some bad jokes!), along with coffee, cakes and bacon rolls from the coffee shop. No admission charge or booking is required. More details can be found on the St John’s Church website. https://stjohnshw.org.uk/
- A Platinum Jubilee Service of Celebration
St John’s Church will be holding a Platinum Jubilee Service of Celebration on Sunday 5th June at 10am. The service will be family friendly and suitable for all ages, and all are welcome! More details can be found on the St John’s Church website. https://stjohnshw.org.uk/
- St John’s Church Window Decoration
St John’s Church are welcoming seven of the local community groups and organisations to create a display for each of their seven windows, to mark each of the decades of the Queen’s 70 year reign. The displays will be in place for the service on the 5th of June and will be available to view until the Village festival on the 11th June. The Church will be open throughout the Village Festival, so please be sure to visit!
- A fully dressed High Street
As well as all of the above, the High Street will be decorated in all its royal glory to celebrate this momentous occasion! You may have already spotted the bunting going up and shop window’s being decked out in all their royal glory! Visit our Platinum Jubilee on the High Street news page to find out more about what the retailers and businesses within the Parish are doing to mark the occasion!
- Commemorative Oak Tree planting
The Parish Council will be planting an Oak Tree to mark the Platinum Jubilee within the grounds of the Elvetham Hotel. An Oak tree that was planted by Queen Elizabeth I during her visit in 1591 still stands in the Hotel’s grounds.
- Support for individual street parties
We are inviting as many streets within the Parish to host their own street parties, this could be on any day over the extended bank holiday weekend.
Should you need an official road closure for safety reasons, a licence is required from Hart District Council. They have some very useful information, tips and advise on how to hold a street party and details on how to apply for a road closure on their website.
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