Hounslow Heralds Queens Platinum Jubilee

Hounslow is getting ready for the Platinum Jubilee with a series of exciting events.

Published: Thursday, 19th May 2022

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Good will bunting: Hounslow is getting ready to celebrate the Jubilee.

Hounslow’s getting into the party spirit as communities across the borough prepare to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The borough will be alive with events on and around the Jubilee bank holiday, 2nd to 5th June, as people come together to mark the Queen becoming the first British monarch to reach 70 years of service.

 Hounslow Council has supported residents to celebrate by waiving road closure fees for street parties and offering grants to community groups.

 A total of 74 street parties are planned, including 12 play streets for children. About £50,000 of grant funding has been allocated to 58 groups to support a range of events, expected to benefit almost 15,000 people. Three park events are also being held at Isleworth Green, Bedfont Green and St Paul’s Recreation Ground.

To coincide with beacon-lighting across the country, on the evening of 2nd June the Council has organised a ‘Beacons at Bedfont’ event. This will see a variety of activities at Bedfont Lakes, including self-led trails, lantern making, animal handling, a funfair and an outdoor film screening, before people gather together to light their lanterns and take part in a light parade around the lake.

Tree planting is also a major theme for the Jubilee celebrations, and the Queens Green Canopy project has been launched which encourages people to ‘Plant a tree for the Jubilee’ and register it on a website. So far more than 430 trees have been registered in Hounslow.

At Boston Manor Park the Council has commissioned a large Oak Coronation Crown carving, which will be installed on 25th May for residents to enjoy.

The Jubilee celebrations mark the start of the Council’s wider Summer of Culture - a celebration of the best of the borough, including arts, performances, sports and more.

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