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Celebrate the Queen’s jubilee in North Northants and further afield this summer

Culture and tourism

09 February 2022

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Communities across North Northamptonshire are being encouraged to get involved in a bank holiday bonanza of special events for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this summer. 

Plans are under way to organise a packed weekend of activities across North Northamptonshire from 2 - 5 June, including official beacon-lighting ceremonies on Bank Holiday Thursday, a countywide jubilee pageant through Northampton on the Saturday and a Big Lunch in the area on the Sunday.

We’re delighted to be working with the Lord-Lieutenant, local town and parish councils, as well as community groups and volunteer organisations to celebrate such a momentous occasion.

Teams are working hard to put together our plans for celebrating the Platinum Jubilee across North Northamptonshire, so please do keep an eye out for further announcements in the coming weeks.
Cllr Helen Howell, North Northamptonshire Council’s Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Sport, Leisure, Culture and Tourism

Towns, parishes and communities countywide are being encouraged to get involved in this year’s jubilee celebrations, from lighting beacons and hosting street parties and big lunches to planting commemorative trees in their neighbourhoods. 

Local community and voluntary groups can also apply for a series of grants to help fund arts and sport projects commemorating the jubilee, including Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund and Sport England’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund. In addition, initiatives including The Queen’s Green Canopy tree planting project will create a lasting reminder of The Queen’s Jubilee. 

This week marks 70 years since Queen Elizabeth was proclaimed monarch following the death of her father George VI on 6 February 1952, with Her Majesty going on to become our nation’s longest-serving monarch. 

Find out more about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in North Northamptonshire. Further information will be added over the coming weeks and months.