All welcome at community events in the Parish to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The UK and Commonwealth come together this year for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in celebration of the historic reign of Queen Elizabeth II. In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old.
An extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June, will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone. Across the four days the celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflections on The Queen’s 70 years of service.
On Thursday 2 June, we are taking part in the National Beacon Lighting. Join us at Coxhoe Village Hall from 8.00pm for light refreshments, performances from ‘Cardiac Dodgers’ playing music from the 50’s onwards and an interactive display from Coxhoe History Group, followed by the lighting of beacons at 9.45pm, as beacons are lit all across the country. The beacons will be lit in (or near) the Memorial Garden and can be viewed from the Village Hall car park. Please gather in the car park for the beacon lighting, and keep safe by staying away from the road.
On Thursday 2 June there is a Celebration Event at Quarrington Hill Community Centre starting at 6.30pm. This fun, family event will feature DJ Kevin Mangles, Youth Club activities, face painting, ice cream van, refreshments and more, and Beacon Lighting as part of the national programme will be at 9.45pm.
On Friday 3 June, join us at the field in Coxhoe Park for a Party in the Park from 12.00pm to 4.00pm. Bring your picnic baskets, rugs and chairs – and suitable clothing for a British Bank Holiday – and relax in the park. The Active Life Centre will be open for children to play on their fantastic inflatables. We will have various activities in the park including a display from Coxhoe History Group with a special visit from ‘Roman Soldier’ Gordon from Binchester between 1.00pm and 3.00pm, and games and activities provided by our Youth Clubs and the Scouts.
There’ll be an ice cream van and refreshments for sale such as coffees and doughnuts.
Please if possible walk to these events rather than driving, to avoid any risk of disturbance to nearby residents.
We look forward to seeing you at these great community events to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.