Queen's Platinum Jubilee

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We are excited to support our communities in celebrating the amazing achievement of 70 years on the throne by Her Majesty the Queen and below you can find out all you need to know about the up-coming jubilee celebrations.

Street parties and community events

If you are planning on holding a street party to celebrate the Jubilee, please make sure you get in touch with our Engineering Department on 01246 217393 in the first instance, to discuss arrangements.

Once everything has been agreed and finalised, contact our Communications Team This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., so we can share your event details and support it. Be sure to send us some photos too of your celebrations!

If you aren't sure how to organise a party or what to do for a road closure, please see the below information.

Queen's Green Canopy

We are also promoting the Queen’s Green Canopy, a tree planting initiative created to mark the occasion.

Everyone across the UK is being invited to plant trees  through to the end of the Jubilee year. (We have also been busy planting trees for the occasion).

Free tree packs are available from The Woodland Trust for schools and community groups who have permission from legal landowners to plant trees on their land. 

Community Action Grants up to £500

To support the cost of celebration events and activities, our community action grants will consider applications from community groups for grants of up to £500 to help with setting up your event and making it as successful as possible. Make sure you apply early!

National Events

Platinum Party at the Palace

On Saturday 4 June 2022 the BBC will stage and broadcast a special live concert from Buckingham Palace that will bring together some of the world's biggest entertainment stars.

Derbyshire residents can apply to attend this special event. The ballot for tickets is now open and it closes on 23 March 2022. There are 10,000 tickets (5,000 pairs) up for grabs. The 10,000 tickets are not being allocated on a first-come first-served basis, so there is as much chance of being selected if an application is made on 24 February as on 23 March 2022.

You can find out more about the plans for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend 2022.

The Big Jubilee Lunch

For years The Big Lunch has encouraged communities to celebrate their connections and get to know each other a little better.

In 2022 The Big Lunch, which will be on Sunday 5 June 2022, and will bring the Jubilee celebrations into the heart of every community.

We're encouraging Derbyshire residents to get together 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 barbecue. Get more information, tips and ideas for hosting an event at The Big Jubilee Lunch.

You'll also find lots of information and advice on organising a street party.