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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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How to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Farnham.


Plans are underway to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June. 

The focal point of the celebrations will be the Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June. There will be an extended bank holiday from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June so that communities can come together to celebrate this historic milestone. 

Local events

In Farnham, we will be joining in the UK’s long tradition of celebrating Royal events by lighting a beacon at Farnham Castle on 2 June and on Sunday 5 June, there will be a Big Jubilee Lunch in Gostrey Meadow from 12-5pm with live music!

‘proms style’ Music in the Meadow.

At the beginning of 2022, we will plant a Jubilee avenue of trees near Brightwells Tennis Club. There will be a mixture of Himalayan Birch and Liquid Amber which will make for a stunning display. 

Later in the year, we will be planting copse and individual trees. If you would like to sponsor the planting of a semi-mature tree, please contact bloom@farnham.gov.uk for details. 

How you can get involved

Organise a street party

Organising a street party just for residents and neighbours in one or two small streets is very simple and does not usually need a licence.

The top tip is to plan early, particularly if you need a temporary road closure as the application process can take at least six weeks. Apply to Waverley Borough Council using the online application form.

We are helping with the cost of insurance if required.

Have a Big Jubilee Lunch

On 5 June, communities are invited to come together for The Big Jubilee Lunch. 

Safe events of all shapes and sizes are encouraged in a way that works best for your community. Some ideas include getting together with neighbours to watch the Platinum Pageant on television, having a cuppa or organising a Big Lunch gathering. 

The Queen’s Green Canopy

People across the UK are invited to plant a tree for the jubilee.

Experts recommend that the best time to plant your tree is between October and March. 

For an idea of what to plan, look around your local neighbourhood to see what’s thriving. 

Purchasing your tree from a certified nursery will reduce the likelihood of your tree carrying a pest of disease. 

Once you have planted your tree, you can mark the occasion with a virtual commemorative plaque

FREE trees

The Woodland Trust is giving away hundreds of thousands of trees to schools and communities. Applications for a November delivery will open early in 2022. Find out how to apply for your trees.

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