Wilmslow Town Council is pleased to confirm Wilmslow’s events to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June.
This year, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. The Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend to celebrate Her Majesty’s historic reign takes place from 2nd to 5th June. Wilmslow Town Council is organising the following events in Wilmslow to help residents mark the occasion:
Thursday 2nd June, 2pm:
A Proclamation for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking the start of the Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend, will be read on the Barclays step at the main Alderley Road / Water Lane junction in Wilmslow.
Thursday 2nd June, 9.15pm (for a 9.30pm start):
Wilmslow’s Beacon Lighting Ceremony
Memorial Park near St Bartholomew’s Church.
Wilmslow’s beacon will be lit at 9.45pm, as part of the ‘Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacons’ Community Beacon Lighting event, in which thousands of beacons will be lit by communities, charities and different groups throughout the regions of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.
Saturday 4th June, from 12pm:
Jubilee on The Carrs
Two free events at the Carrs Park:
12pm – 5pm: Family Fun Day
Including activities and entertainment, food stalls and a screening of animated film The Queen’s Corgi, featuring Jack Whitehall and Ray Winstone.
6pm – 10pm: Palace Concert Live Screening
The BBC’s Platinum Party at the Palace will be broadcast live on the big screen, with food and drink stalls onsite.
The concert will bring together the world’s biggest entertainers to perform in front of Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace. “With state-of-the-art technology and a stunning stage design, the event will feature an incredible range of highlights from global music stars with a full, live orchestra - to actors from film, TV and the stage telling the story and celebrating some of the most significant cultural moments from The Queen’s seven decade reign.” (source: https://platinumjubilee.gov.uk/event/platinum-party-at-the-palace/)
Sunday 5th June
Suggested Street Party day
This date coincides with the National Big Jubilee Lunch which is aimed to encourage communities to get to know each other a little bit better.
Wilmslow Town Council has awarded Platinum Jubilee Grants of £50 to help groups of residents purchase items such as bunting, tablecloths, paper plates, hats and signage for local neighbourhood community events between 2nd - 5th June 2022.
The application process for Platinum Jubilee Grants has now closed.
Wilmslow Town Council Chairman, Martin Watkins, said of the Jubilee Plans, "Wilmslow Town Council is delighted to organise these events to help residents celebrate the first British Monarch to reach 70 years of service. We look forward to seeing the community come together to enjoy this historic occasion.”
In addition to the above events, Wilmslow’s Way Better – funded by Wilmslow Town Council – have organised a Platinum Jubilee Trail which runs in Wilmslow Town Centre from 30th April – 12th June.
This trail is an exciting, interactive experience, involving visiting storypoints in order, collecting digital stamps and being able to take selfies with some Augmented Reality characters.
Updates on the Platinum Jubilee events in Wilmslow will be shared via the Wilmslow Town Council Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Alternatively, please visit Wilmslow Town Council’s Platinum Jubilee page: https://www.wilmslowtowncouncil.gov.uk/platinum-jubilee-celebrations.
For more information on the Platinum Jubilee Trail, please visit: https://highstreetsafari.com/locations/jubilee-wilmslow