There will be year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world as communities come together to celebrate The Queen’s historic reign.
The central weekend of celebrations will take place Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June 2022. You can read more about the national plans for the Platinum Jubilee here: https://www.royal.uk/platinumjubilee
Street closures for parties
Are you thinking of organising a street party? You may need to apply for a road closure. South Glos Council are waiving the fee for this for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. You can download a form from the South Glos Council website: South Glos Street Closures for Events Please apply at least 8 weeks before.
Grants for community groups and organisations
Need some funding to help your community group/organisation mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee? Please visit our grants application page for further information and an application form – Dodington PC Grants Application
What Dodington PC is doing to celebrate this special year
- We’re funding time capsules for our local schools! The Parish Council is partnering with Raysfield, Wellesley, Culverhill and Abbotswood Schools to bury time capsules in Dodington’s public open spaces.
- Under-18s Poetry and Pictures Competition – with the theme of “Celebration”! Please send entries by 31st July to the Parish Council either by email, post or by dropping into the office on Finch Road. Entries will be judged by our Councillors and a special guest judge in five categories (Key Stages 1 – 5) and prizes will be presented to the winners and their poetry or art displayed.
- A Platinum Jubilee Trail will be launched at Wapley Bushes Nature Reserve. We are also looking to plant trees in Wapley and our other open spaces as part of The Queen’s “Green Canopy”.
- We are also launching a “Best Garden in Dodington” competition. Entries will be judged in three categories – Best Back Garden, Best Front Garden and Best Creative Use of Space. If you would like to nominate a garden, please contact the Parish Council by the end of June (judging will be in July).
Enjoy our public open spaces on the day of the Jubilee Big Lunch (5th June). Why not take a picnic to Wapley common, QE2 Playing Fields or Lilliput Park?
Entries for the poetry and pictures competition or best garden competition can be sent to:
Dodington Parish Council, Dodington Parish Hall, Finch Road, Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6JZ