HM The Queen

 

HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

In 2022 Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee (seventy years of service), having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old.

 

There will be year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world as countries, communities and people come together to celebrate HM The Queen’s historic reign. Throughout the year, Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family will travel around the country to undertake a variety of engagements to mark this historic occasion, culminating with the Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June.

 

The Platinum Jubilee Weekend is an extended bank holiday and runs from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. It will provide an opportunity for the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate this historic milestone. Across the four days the celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on HM The Queen’s 70 years of service.

Parish Events

Lighting of the Beacon- Thursday 2nd June

In partnership with MK Museum, WGTC will be lighting the beacon on Thursday 2nd June. Gates open at 20:00 with food and drink available from the café and the beacon will be lit at 21:15. We have registered our Council’s involvement officially with The Queen’s Jubilee Beacons, you can view this at the The Queen's Jubilee Beacons website.

Join us for this free of charge event at MK Museum, McConnell Dr, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5EL.

Platinum Jubilee Celebratory Party- Saturday 4th June

WGTC, in partnership with MK Museum, is hosting a royally good Platinum Jubilee party for all the family! Held at MK Museum, there will be music, arts and crafts, face painting, crazy golf, a Kings and Queens pageant and a proms finale as well as local street food vendors. 

The celebrations begin at 13:00 and will take place throughout the afternoon until 19:30. This event is free so bring a picnic and rug (maybe a big coat too!) and make yourself comfortable.

Address: MK Museum, McConnell Dr, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5EL.

Special Needs Jubilee Party- Friday 3rd June

We are holding an afternoon party designed specifically for adults and children in our parish who have additional and special needs.

This will be held at Stacey Bushes Meeting Place, Briar Hill, Stacey Bushes, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HX from 1pm-4pm on Friday 3rd June. There will be party food and drink, entertainment, a DJ and a quiet room.

This is a free of charge event supported by Stacey Bushes Meeting Place, WGTC and the Wolverton & Stony Stratford Rotary Club. If you know of someone that would be interested in attending, please contact Paul Fussell on 07858 587 184 for booking information. If you would like to volunteer during this event, please get in contact with Paul too.   

Older Persons Tea Party- Saturday 4th June

WGTC, in partnership with Age UK MK, Wolverton and Stony Stratford Rotary Club and the Old Bath House and Community Centre are hosting a tea party for senior citizens between 1pm and 4pm at The Old Bath House.

Featuring music by The Fabulous Miss Jones this promises to be an excellent afternoon. Tickets are free on a first come first served basis and are available from Wolverton & Greenleys Town Council. Telephone 01908 326800 or email office@wolvertonandgreenleystowncouncil.gov.uk  

The Queen's Green Canopy

The Queen's Green Canopy

WGTC have planted 200 trees at Western Road recreation ground as part of The Queen's Green Canopy initiative which invites individuals, families, groups, companies, communities etc. to 'plant a tree for the Jubilee'. The trees planted were: Rowan, Dogwood, Silver Birch Grey Willow, Hazel, Field Maple, Oak, Wild Cherry, Dog Rose and Crab Apple.

This great effort would not have gone ahead if it wasn't for the help of local volunteers and MK Green Gym, so thank you. The trees (saplings at this stage) will need ongoing maintenance so please get in touch if you would like to be part of this.

You can view our contribution on The Queen's Green Canopy website.

The Queen's Green Canopy Souvenir Square

The Queen's Green Canopy Souvenir Square 

Planning Your Own Party

The Big Lunch/Street Party 2nd-5th June

It's the party that's right up your street, and everyone's invited, so let's take to our streets, gardens and neighbourhoods to have fun and get to know one another a little better.

If you need help in getting started with your street party/Big Lunch please go to The Big Jubilee Lunch | Eden Project Communities website. Once you have signed up you will receive an information pack full of ideas, inspiration and tips to help you get started. You can also view advice on holding a street party on the Gov website.

Road Closures 

If you are planning a street party you will need to apply to Milton Keynes Council for a “Road Closure” and complete FORM21.

If you have any questions about this call 01908 254604 to speak to the Milton Keynes Highways team. Or you can email them at TROteam@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Further information regarding planning a street party can be found here on the MK Council website.

Please note, while Milton Keynes Council make a charge to commercial organisations, they do not charge neighbours, parish councils and other not for profit groups who are holding an event. This and further information from MK Council can be found on their Platinum Jubilee information page.

Hosting a Party in Public Parks 

Milton Keynes Council's parks and open spaces host a wide variety of events and activities. These range from small community and charity events to carnivals, music festivals and funfairs.
Permission is required to host organised events and activities, but not for normal uses of the parks such as family picnics.

Please find further information on using public open space for events at MK Council's website

Royal mile

Street party

MK Events


MK Chorale 'Crowning Glory' concert, Sunday 5th June 2022 at 7:30pm.



National Events

HM Platinum Jubilee Logo

Buckingham Palace will be holding a programme of events centred around the extended weekend and will be encouraging communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone.

Find out more about the events co-ordinated by Buckingham Palace on the Royal website.

The Queen’s Green Canopy

The Queen’s Green Canopy is an initiative which invites people from across the country to plant a tree and mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
It aims to encourage everyone to take part in improving our environment by planting trees from October through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022. Visit the Queen's Green Canopy official website.

Lighting of Jubilee Beacons – Thursday 2 June 2022

There is a long and unbroken tradition in our country of celebrating royal jubilees, weddings and coronations with the lighting of beacons.
As part of the Platinum Jubilee weekend, Wolverton and Greenleys Town Council will be lighting our beacon. For more details about the Lighting of the Beacon read this guide.

The Big Jubilee Lunch – 2-5 June 2022

Every year since the idea began in 2009 The Big Lunch has encouraged communities to celebrate their connections and get to know each other a little bit better, coming together in a spirit of fun and friendship. In 2022 The Big Lunch will bring the Jubilee celebrations into the heart of every community.
People are invited to share friendship, food and fun with neighbours as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. A Big Jubilee Lunch can be big or small - street party or picnic, tea and cake or a garden barbeque. The Big Lunch provides tips and ideas for hosting an event.

To find out more details and to download your free pack follow the link to the Big Lunch website.

You can request to apply for a temporary road closure by contacting Milton Keynes Council.