Platinum Jubilee celebrations - information and guidance

2022 marks the year that Her Majesty the Queen becomes the first British Monarch to have served for 70 years, having acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952.

Throughout this year this Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated across the country, The Commonwealth and the globe as communities collectively come together to mark this truly historic occasion.

An extended bank holiday takes place from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June to give people an opportunity to celebrate the milestone, with a number of national events and reflections planned to mark Her Majesty's 70-year reign.

Some of the many national celebration events include:

The Queen's Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour)

  • Platinum Jubilee Pageant
  • Platinum Party at the Palace
  • The Cazoo Derby at Epsom Downs
  • Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral

You can find out more about the celebrations on the Platinum Jubilee website . The site includes an interactive map so you can easily find out about the events and special activities taking place and where they are happening. If you organise an event you may wish to register it with Platinum Jubilee.

Council permission for events - deadline has passed 

With the Jubilee celebrations just around the corner, it is now too late to apply to Wiltshire Council for any permission related to events such as street parties, including road closures required and licensible activities taking place over the official Jubilee long weekend, as these ideally needed to be submitted at least eight weeks before. 

Public Health

There are currently no legal COVID-19 restrictions in place across the country. However you should be mindful that you are at higher risk of catching or passing on COVID-19 when:

  • in crowded and enclosed spaces
  • there is limited fresh air

 It should be recomended to people that are planning on attending that should they be experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms they should not attend the event, and should try and stay at home and avoid contact with other people. 

Please keep informed of all the latest national guidance GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID‑19).

We keep our local COVID-19 page to keep up to date.

 

Local celebrations

If you're planning to celebrate the Jubilee with your friends, family and community, here at Wiltshire Council we want to ensure you have all the information you need to make it as simple as possible for you to arrange. You will find a host of useful information and guidance on this page to help you.

The information on this page relates to community parties. Small private community parties and fetes do not normally require a licence. These parties and fetes are where groups of residents, or a community organisation, organises an event for the benefit of their neighbours or a local school.

Contact details

If you have any questions about formulating a risk assessment or just general health and safety advice on organising a safe community party in Wiltshire, please speak with Kevin Oliver, Events Authorising Officer on 01380 826335 or 07825 400377 or email kevin.oliver@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Community events that require road closures - FAQs and checklist

 

Community events - general FAQs and checklist

The Queen's Green Canopy

The The Queen’s Green Canopy: Home page (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to "Plant a Tree for the Jubilee".

Pembroke Park Primary School in Salisbury was one of only 69 schools across the country to receive a celebration tree as part of the initiative.