Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in South Norfolk
This year Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years as Head of State. Here’s what we are doing to mark this unprecedented achievement and to help you celebrate this historic event.
To mark the Platinum Jubilee, the Chairman for 2022 to 2023, Cllr James Easter will be planting seven oak trees in the district, as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy. The tree planting will continue a tradition within the district and join trees planted for the Queen’s coronation and previous jubilees.
We are working in partnership with Norfolk County Council’s Trails Team to provide Platinum Jubilee walking and cycling trails in the district. Celebrating our beautiful countryside whilst provide an opportunity to explore and to commute in a greener way, keep an eye out for the launch of these routes during the summer.
The Big Lunch
The Big Lunch is an opportunity for communities to come together to celebrate the Jubilee in the form of a street party or something similar. To help communities take part, we have provided grants to town and parish councils alongside safety guidance and advice. These events will take place across the Jubilee Bank Holiday, check in with your town or parish council to find out more.
Jubilee Treasure Hunt
Over the summer holidays and beyond, there will be a Jubilee Treasure Hunt. We will be inviting residents and visitors to purchase a trail book and use it when visiting sites across the district to solve clues and uncover hidden mysteries. During the reasure hunt you will be encouraged to spend an afternoon by the river, enjoy an ice-cream and test themselves with the fun puzzles. Or take a stroll around our towns and villages, visit the historic sites and treat themselves to tea and cakes whilst unpicking the clever clues hidden in the town.
Alongside the national celebrations, there are a range of County based tributes planned by the Deputy Lieutenants of Norfolk. Details of these are available here Home - Platinum Jubilee Norfolk You can also register your own event on this website and promote it for free.