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Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee

Accession Day on Sunday (6 February), marked 70 years in the reign of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, and represented the start of her Platinum Jubilee year.

National celebrations are being planned to celebrate the jubilee and, with an extended bank holiday on Thursday, 2 and Friday, 3 June, many residents may be considering how they can join in with the celebrations with their friends and neighbours.

Street parties

If you are planning a street party it is a good idea to start planning early. Ealing Council is offering up to £200 to help with decorating your street and you can apply online now. Please note that applications need to be made by 22 April 2022. Applications are to be sent to events@ealing.gov.uk.

Up to £200 will be made available to those applying for a street party to help with street decorations, there is no need to apply separately for this funding, it will distributed to those planning a street party once the deadline for applications has passed. Please note that this funding is only available to those holding a Platinum Jubilee street party.

As well as help of up to £200, the council will also waive the cost of closing streets to traffic for those planning to hold a party.

Check out information on how to safely hold a street party on the council’s website.

Further activity currently being planned includes the lighting of beacons and a Big Jubilee Lunch in Walpole Park – further information on these will be available once the details are finalised.

Come together

Councillor Jasbir Anand, pictured above with council leader Peter Mason, is the council’s cabinet member for thriving communities. She said: “The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is a wonderful occasion to come together with neighbours, family and friends to celebrate.

“Our opportunities to celebrate together in the past two years have been severely restricted, so I look forward to seeing many of our streets being transformed into fantastic party venues.”

Councillor Mason added: “I hope residents take advantage of the chance to come together with their neighbours and commemorate this historic milestone in our shared history of marking 70 years of service by Her Majesty The Queen.”

Find out more about local planned Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

National plans

Celebrations are being planned as part of the national celebration. These include The Queen’s Green Canopy, a unique tree planting initiative which invites people from across the United Kingdom to plant a tree for the Jubilee. Tree planting will start in October 2022, through to the end of the Jubilee year.

The Platinum Pudding Competition is currently under way. Although entries closed on 4 February, judging is currently taking place, meaning a recipe will be available in time for the jubilee bank holiday weekend.

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