Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

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 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.

Find out how you and your community can celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Leicestershire Lord-Lieutenant has a useful webpage about the goings on for the Platinum Jubilee, plus there is the official Government Platinum Jubilee website featuring other ways you can get involved.

Organising and registering your event or street party

How do I organise and register an event or street party for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

If you would like to organise a street party or an event to celebrate the Queen’s forthcoming Platinum Jubilee (2nd to 5th June 2022), you need to complete Leicestershire County Council's The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Event Registration Form. You may also need  to apply for the road closure as part of this.

You can find further details of how to register your event and apply for any road closures/restrictions, on the Leicestershire County Council website (link below).

The normal documents needed for any road closures are not required, though all events do need to be notified to the authorities. 

Leicestershire County Council Highways is also offering the loan of signs and cones, more information is available on the Leicestershire County Council website.

Both the deadline to apply for events that need a road closure and to apply for signs and cones is 15th April. 

The Government has published guidance on how to organise a street party. It can be found on the Government website through the external link below.

Council owned land and licences

If you’re wanting to organise an event that will be selling food and drink, having live music on a stage or on council land or a greenspace you may need to apply for a licence or a temporary event notice from Melton Borough Council.

Platinum Jubilee small grants scheme

The scheme is now closed. 

It is designed to support communities across Melton celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

A fund of £7000 is available to support a range of community projects as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Eligible community groups, charities and parish councils organising events and projects were able to apply for funding between £70 and £700 to help make their local celebrations a success.


Our team is currently reviewing the applications, this process will take place over two phases. 

Phase A – Initial Checklist
We check eligibility and that the application form has been completed correctly

Phase B – Panel Review
Our panel for this grant scheme make a final decision on whether to offer funding. Our Jubilee Grants Panel consists of portfolio holder and relevant officers from within Melton Borough Council appointed to the panel.

Payments to successful organisations will be made week commencing 2nd May 2022

Celebrating the Jubilee in Melton

Many community groups are planning a series of events to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, and these will be publicised Discover Melton on the website as they are confirmed.

We would love to hear about your plans to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

If you are running any public events and would like to share them with us, get in touch by emailing discover@melton.gov.uk  with details of your Jubilee celebrations. Your event will then be added to Discover Melton and shared through our social media channels. 

Celebrating the Jubilee in Leicestershire

In Leicestershire and Leicester City the Lord Lieutenant is marking the Jubilee with his own initiatives.

Leicestershire County Council have published a webpage that contains details on various ways that communities can celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, including how schools and colleges can get involved and much more.

They are;

Platinum Jubilee events map
Beacon lighting Thursday 2 June 
How schools, colleges, and universities can get involved
Primary school art competition
Community and business awards
70 at 70 – Platinum Jubilee Garden Party
Plant a tree for the Jubilee

The Lord Lieutenant wants to everyone to engage, so please enter the art competition and make a nomination for 70 at 70 and the community and business awards.

UK interactive Jubilee map

Search The Department for Culture, Media and Sport's interactive map to find out more about Jubilee events happening near you. 

This map represents just some of the thousands of activities that are being planned across the UK. If you are planning a Big Jubilee Lunch you can also add your info to Big Jubilee Lunch’s own interactive map, while Queen’s Green Canopy has a map of tree plantings

Extension to licensing hours

The Government has announced that it will relax licensing hours over the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend.

The extension will apply to premises already licensed until 11pm for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises, for the provision of late-night refreshment (only where there is also the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises), and for the provision of regulated entertainment in England and Wales. The Order will extend the licensing hours for such premises from 11pm to 1am the following day, on Thursday 2 June, Friday 3 June, and Saturday 4 June. 

More information is available on the Government website below.

Beacon lighting Thursday 2 June

There is a long tradition of beacon lighting in the UK that celebrates royal jubilees, weddings, and coronations. On the evening of 2 June, 70 beacons will be lit in each county of the United Kingdom to mark the monarch’s 70-year reign.

For this historic occasion, three types of beacons will be lit:

  • A free-standing beacon fuelled by bottle gas.
  • A beacon brazier with a metal shield. This could be built by local craftsmen/women or adopted as a project by a local organisation.
  • A bonfire beacon.

In addition, communities with beacon braziers are encouraged to light them at night.

If you would like to join the many organisations across Leicestershire lighting a beacon, you can view the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons guide to taking part.

Share your celebrations with us!

We’d love to see what you get up to in and around Melton to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 

Share your photos and use #PlatinumJubileeMelton

You may also wish to tag the official Jubilee channels:

Instagram: @theroyalfamily
Twitter: @royalfamily
Facebook: @thebritishmonarchy

Last updated 6 June 2022


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