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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

On 6th February this year Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.

To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, events and initiatives will take place across the United Kingdom throughout the year, culminating in a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022.

Platinum Jubilee Party in the Park – Thursday 2 June 2022, 1pm-5.30pm

Congleton Town Council are organising a public celebration in the beautiful surroundings of the park to bring the town together to celebrate the historic milestone. Bring a picnic and enjoy live music through the decades. Community stalls and family entertainment including – children’s games and a RSPCA dog show. For volunteering opportunities at the event, please contact the council office.

In addition to the celebrations, the council is taking part in the The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative. A unique tree planting project which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”. 70 new trees are earmarked for locations across the town including local schools, nursing homes and open spaces. For more information on the initiative see: www.queensgreencanopy.org

Congleton Town Mayor, Cllr Denis Murphy planting one of three cherry trees at Congleton War Memorial Hospital

Cheshire East Council are encouraging residents to stay updated with the latest Jubilee news by signing up to their Platinum Jubilee newsletter which can be accessed via the email newsletter sign up form, by selecting the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee topic. This newsletter will provide all the latest local and national events taking place, alongside volunteering opportunities and other celebratory activities being held.