Queens Platinum Jubilee
Fleet’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
2nd to 5th June 2022
A small group of local volunteers, coordinated by Fleet Town Council, is working with local groups/organisations to bring together a 4-day programme of events to mark the unique occasion of the Platinum Jubilee. The events will run from the 2nd to the 5th June 2022.
The group form the “Fleet Platinum Jubilee Committee” which includes representatives from the local British Legion, Hart Lions, Fleet Lions, our local Schools, Scouts, Guides, our local Churches and representatives of both Fleet Town Council and Hart District Council. They all feel strongly that we need to do everything we can to, not only celebrate our longest reigning monarch, but to help our community recover from the last two years. The Platinum Jubilee Celebrations give us a wonderful opportunity to do just that.
You will be receiving more information about the programme of events but the four days will run as follows:
Thursday 2nd June
In Calthorpe Park:
- From 7pm - Refreshments and entertainment
- 9.15pm - Children’s lantern parade.
- 9.45pm The lighting of a beacon in Calthorpe Park, in line with the beacons being lit throughout the UK and across the Commonwealth.
- 10pm - short fireworks display
Friday 3rd June
- 9am & 10am - Cycle Rides starting in Calthorpe Park returning around 12 noon. Sign up via the Jubilee website
- From 12 noon - Community stalls, refreshments and entertainment.. come and try something new with a host of sporting activities including Everyone Active Leisure Centre, Football, Tennis, Athletics, Archery, Boxing, Tomahawks, Dog Agility, fun Dog Show and much, much more!
- From 12 noon Boat Rally, Paddleboarding & BBQ on The Basingstoke Canal by the Fox & Hounds Pub
- 7pm - Royal British Legion Community Quiz, benue TBC
Saturday 4th June
Calthorpe Park / High Street
- 12 noon to 6pm - Community stalls, refreshments, drinks and entertainment in Calthorpe Park
- From 1pm - 'Seven Decades of Motoring' procession along Fleet Road to Calthorpe Park followed by a massive Jubilee Parade with marching bands
- 2pm - Address by the Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire and singing of the National Anthem
- 7pm - A Celebration Supper with Colin Roy (tickets from Hart Lions - 0345 833 7353)
Sunday 5th June
- 10am - Fun Run (5km) starting in Calthorpe Park. Sign up via the Jubilee website
- 10am to 11am - Inter-denominational Act of Worship in Gurkha Square
- 12 noon to 8pm - Big Jubilee Lunch Street Party with stalls, seating, street food and entertainment along the high street.
- Live music from the stage in Gurkha Square (relayed along the high street and to The Views) plus dancing and entertainment
- Picnic in The Views park if you wish to bring your own food and chairs
These four days will be a wonderful opportunity for us to come together to celebrate our recovery from the loneliness and isolation that has been part of the last two years and to acknowledge the 70 years of service of our Queen.
The Queen’s Official Royal Programme
Thursday 2nd June
The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour):
Over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will come together in the traditional Parade to mark The Queen's official birthday, usually held on the second Saturday in June.
Beginning at Buckingham Palace, the Parade will move down The Mall to Horse Guard's Parade, joined by Members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages. The Parade will close with the traditional RAF fly-past, watched by The Queen and Members of the Royal Family from the Buckingham Palace balcony.
Tickets for this incredible spectacular are available to the public and applications for the ballot are open until the end of February. Please visit qbp.army.mod.uk from the week commencing 17 January 2022 to apply.
Platinum Jubilee Beacons:
The United Kingdom’s long tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees, Weddings and Coronations with the lighting of beacons will be continued to mark the Platinum Jubilee. Over 1,500 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.
For the first time, beacons will also be lit in each of the capital cities of the Commonwealth countries to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The Principal beacon will be lit in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Friday 3rd June
Service of Thanksgiving:
A Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral. Further events will be announced in due course.
Saturday 4th June
The Derby at Epsom Downs:
Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by Members of the Royal Family, will attend the Derby at Epsom Downs.
Platinum Party at the Palace:
The BBC will stage and broadcast a special live concert from Buckingham Palace that will bring together some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars to celebrate the most significant and joyous moments from The Queen’s seven decade reign. Members of the public will be invited to apply to attend this special event and details of the ballot for UK residents to secure audience tickets will be released in February.
Sunday 5th June
The Big Jubilee Lunch:
Every year since the idea began in 2009 The Big Lunch has encouraged communities to celebrate their connections and get to know each other a little bit better, coming together in a spirit of fun and friendship. In 2022 The Big Lunch will bring the Jubilee celebrations into the heart of every community.
People are invited to share friendship, food and fun with neighbours as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. A Big Jubilee Lunch can be big or small - street party or picnic, tea and cake or a garden barbeque. The Big Lunch provides tips and ideas for hosting an event. Over 1400 people have registered to host Big Jubilee Lunches so far, with events being planned across the length and breadth of the country.
The Platinum Jubilee Pageant:
Artistic performers, dancers, musicians, military personnel, key workers and volunteers will unite to tell the story of The Queen’s 70 year reign in an awe-inspiring festival of creativity. The London based Pageant will combine pomp and ceremony, street arts, theatre, music, circus, costumes as well as cutting-edge visual technology, drawing on talent from every part of the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth.
Forming an important part of the Platinum Pageant, the ‘River of Hope’ section will comprise of two hundred silk flags which will process down The Mall, appearing like a moving river. Primary and secondary school children are invited to create a picture of their hopes and aspirations for the planet over the next 70 years. A selection of these creations will be transferred on to silk flags, which will carried by secondary school pupils in the Pageant.
The artwork for the flags will be focused on climate change and incorporate the children’s messages for the future. Teachers from applying schools will be provided with step-by-step guides to creating a beautiful digital artwork with their students, of which 200 will then be selected for the flags. The selected artwork will also be shown up and down the country on screens as part of the Jubilee celebrations. For more information and to register your school’s interest to take part please go to riverofhope.co.uk.