Lovely Jubilee!

North East Derbyshire District Council is keen to support community-led events held in the district, which celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee over the weekend of Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June.

Whether providing grants, promoting the Queen’s Green Canopy, waiving temporary road closure fees or helping to promote local events via our communications channels, NEDDC is keen to recognise and support local celebrations for this once-in-a-life-time event.

Councillor Alan Powell, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Communities and Communications said: “We are encouraging local groups to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June, and the support we are offering will help make it a weekend to remember for everyone.”

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 from October 2021, when the tree planting season begins, through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.

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. For more information please visit the Woodland Trust website.

In North East Derbyshire, we’ve already been busy planting trees for the initiative (More details about this can be found on our website).

To support the costs of celebration events and activities our Community Action Grants will also consider applications from community groups for grants up to £500. For more information visit our Community Action Grants webpage.

We’ve also waived road closure application fees for street parties for the Jubilee.

Please contact our Engineering Department on 01246 217393 to discuss arrangements. There is also information and an application pack on our website. The deadline for applications is 29 April, so don’t delay!

We also have a webpage for everything to do with the Jubilee in North East Derbyshire, so it’s in one easy to find place –

www.ne-derbyshire.gov.uk/community/queens-jubilee