Bank holiday weekend for the Queens Jubilee

Wilmslow Town Council is pleased to confirm Wilmslows 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: Town Crier

A Proclamation for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking the start of the Platinum Jubilee Celebration Weekend, will be read near the main Alderley Road / Water Lane junction in Wilmslow.

Thursday 2nd June, 9.15pm (for a 9.30pm start): Wilmslows Beacon Lighting Ceremony The Memorial Gardens near St Bartholomew’s Church.

Wilmslows beacon will be lit at 9.45pm, as part of the ‘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

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 Community Street Party day

This date coincides with the National The Big Jubilee Lunch which is aimed to encourage communities to get to know each other a little bit better. Wilmslow Town Council is offering 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.

There are 200 grants available in total, allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please visit the Wilmslow Town Council website for the full criteria and application form. Grant applications must be received by Wilmslow Town Council before 5th May 2022.

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, Wilmslows 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 story points in order, collecting digital stamps, learning more of a Platinum Jubilee-related story, 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 Wilmslow Town Council’s Platinum Jubilee Grants, please visit: https://www.wilmslowtowncouncil.gov.uk/platinum-jubilee-grant-scheme

For more information on the Platinum Jubilee Trail, please visit: https://wilmslowswaybetter.co.uk/event/celebrate-the-platinum-jubilee-with-a-free-family-story-trail-in-wilmslow/


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