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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Image of Her Majesty the Queen

Her Majesty The Queen

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About The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

On 6th February this year Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.

To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, events and initiatives will take place throughout the year, culminating in a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June (The 2022 end of May Bank Holiday Monday has been cancelled and incorporated into the extended weekend). The bank holiday will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone.

The four days of celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen’s 70 years of service.

The country is preparing to celebrate with a number of national events:
•    October 2021 to March 2022:
•    The Queen's Green Canopy: The Queen is inviting people, organisations, towns and cities to plant a tree for the Jubilee. 

•    Thursday 2nd June 2022:
•    The Queen's Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour): The Queen's official birthday, usually held on the second Saturday in June.

•    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.

•    Friday 3rd June 2022:
•    Service of Thanksgiving: A Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen's reign will be held at St Paul's Cathedral.

•    Saturday 4th June 2022:
•    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 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 due course.

•    Sunday 5th June 2022:
•    The Big Jubilee Lunch: The Big Lunch has encouraged communities to celebrate their connections and get to know each other a little 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.

For further information on national events please see:
•     The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend - on the Royal Household website
Find out about the ways you can celebrate on the:
•     The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022 website

Information from Workington Town Council

Thursday 2nd June 

9.45am Beacon Lighting - The Duffield Beacon in Vulcan Park, Workington, will be lit on Thursday 2nd June, as part of a nationwide commemoration to Her Majesty The Queen and her 70 year reign. 


  • Town band will be playing in the park from 9pm.
  • There will also be a coffee van in the park for those wishing to purchase refreshments while they wait. 
  • Speeches from The Mayor and The Mayor's Chaplain
  • Bugler will then play  'Majesty' at 9.43pm.
  • Beacon will be lit by The Mayor at 9.45pm.
  • Band will continue playing for a few more songs before guests depart. 

Saturday 4th June

10.00am - 4.00pm Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Tea Party

  • Live music
  • BBC broadcast
  • Market stalls
  • Fun fair
  • Climbing wall
  • Tea leaf reader
  • Balloon modelling
  • Living statue
  • Circus Skills
  • Hat Parade
  • Window dressing competition
  • Orienteering
  • Bowling
  • Pet Encounter and Dragon
  • Plus our first companion (dog) show in Vulcan Park!

Fun for all the family.

Information from Cockermouth Town Council

In addition to the events planned, we have also planted 1,212 trees at Harris Park Extension to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee. Bunting will be displayed on Main Street and flowerbeds and shop windows will be dressed with red, white and blue.

A Jubilee Quilt will be displayed in the Kirkgate Centre and United Reformed Church prior to permanent display at the Cockermouth Town Hall.

Events Programme

Thursday 2nd June

  • 11.00am - 4.00pm Exhibition at the Kirkgate Centre (Refreshments available)
  • 7.00pm Beacon Lighting

Friday 3rd June

  • 11.00am - 4.00pm Exhibition at the Kirkgate Centre (Refreshments available)
  • 6.00pm - 7.00pm Exhibition at the Kirkgate Centre (Refreshments available)
  • 7.00pm - 9.30pm 'Music through her Reign' at the Kirkgate Centre (ticketed event)

Saturday 4th June

  • 11.00am - 4.00pm Exhibition at the Kirkgate Centre (Refreshments available)
  • 10.00am - 3.00pm Women's Institute Memorabilia Exhibition at United Reformed Church, Main Street (refreshments to be served)

Sunday 5th June

  • 11.00am - 4.00pm Exhibition at the Kirkgate Centre (Refreshments available) Pentecost Church Service
  • 2.00pm - 4.00pm Jubilee Picnic at the Memorial Gardens (bring your own  Picnic/blanket)

For more information on these events, please use the relevant contact information:

Cockermouth Town Council -
Women's Institute -
Cockermouth Heritage Group -

Information from Cockermouth town council

Information from Wigton Town Council

Thursday 2nd June

  • 12.00pm Church service at St Mary's Church 
  • 2.00pm Royal Pronouncement at Memorial Fountain
  • Lighting of the Platinum Beacon - Ceremonial event at Barton Laws (all welcome)
  • 9.35pm Piper plays 'Diu Regnare'
  • 9.40pm Bugle call 'Majesty' 
  • 9.45pm Lighting of the Beacon 

Saturday 4th June

3.00pm onwards Community celebration 'Party in the Park' at Barton Laws (Refreshments available)             Fancy dress competition and activities for children, DJ's, large screen will show live music from Buckingham Palace. 

Friday 3rd and Sunday 5th June

Information from Wigton Town Council


Information from Keswick Town Council 

Thursday June 2nd - Keswick Market

Free face painting for the kids, Jason the Juggling Jester, Street Music. The Town Crier will come down and read a proclamation at 2.00pm. 

Sunday 5th June

1.00pm -9.30pm Pop and Prom in the Park, free event at Fitz Park. Families are encouraged to bring picnics and enjoy music. The evening will finish with a traditional proms feel.

Information from Greysouthen Parish Council 

Greysouthen Parish Council are launching their brand new running track on the village owned playing field to coincide with the platinum jubilee.


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The UK has a long history of organised street parties to celebrate national events. Why not organise one for your neighbours for the Platinum Jubilee, between Thursday 2nd June and Sunday 5th June 2022?

Road closure fees for street parties have been waived for this period. To apply for a road closure please visit this webpage 
Road Closure Orders (

For further information the Central Government has produced this helpful guide on holding street parties:
•     Your guide to organising a street party - on the GOV.UK website

Communities across the UK are invited to come together for The Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 5 June, as part of the official celebrations for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Every year since the idea began in 2009, The Big Lunch has encouraged communities to celebrate their connections and get to know each other better. 

This can be anything from a small gathering in a garden, park or driveway, to a larger party with trestle tables down the middle of your street. So get your bunting at the ready, put on some music, and get your party started to celebrate!

Get your free Big Lunch pack now - filled with everything you need including tips, recipes, posters, and invitations:  

If you would like to request a road closure for a street party to host your Big Lunch, please fill out an application form Road Closure Orders (  
Save the date, start baking those cakes and let’s have some fun! 

The official Platinum Jubilee Emblem is available for use for all activities associated with the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, including community and national events.

It is free to download from the Royal website, where detailed usage guidance can also be found.

For more information see:
•     Download The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Emblem - on The Royal Household website

Queen's Platinum Jubilee emblem

Platinum Jubilee emblem

On Monday 25 April, Parliament passed an order to extend licensing hours in pubs, clubs and bars across England and Wales from 11pm to 1am to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The extension will cover Thursday 2 June to Saturday 4 June, providing the opportunity for people to continue their celebrations of this historic milestone over the bank holiday,

The Home Secretary, under Section 172 of the Licensing Act 2003, can make an order relaxing licensing hours to mark occasions of “exceptional national significance”. The Platinum Jubilee is an historic national occasion, and the licensing hours extension will coincide with the extended bank holiday.

Read more on the government's website

The BBC can grant a dispensation for the temporary use of TV equipment in a community setting if it is only used to view an event of national importance. A dispensation is being given to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee across the weekend from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022.

The dispensation will allow those celebrating by arranging events in town halls, community centres and streets across Britain, where TV is not usually watched, to screen the live programmes throughout the weekend without needing to purchase a licence. The dispensation will also apply to shops and events such as agricultural shows.