Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To outline proposals to commemorate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
In 2022 Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on the 06 February 1952 when she was just 25 years old.
The Queen became the longest-reigning British monarch on 09 September 2015 when she surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. On 06 February 2017 she became the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee, commemorating 65 years on the throne.
As with The Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilees, the first week in June has been chosen for the celebratory weekend. To mark this occasion, an extended four-day Bank Holiday weekend from Thursday 02 June to Sunday 05 June 2022, has been confirmed to provide communities and people throughout the UK to come together to celebrate the historic milestone.
To commemorate the significant anniversary, there is an opportunity to provide a series of community events and activities within the Borough to mark the occasion as the Council has done in the past for the Queen’s Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees.
RESOLVED that the Executive agrees:
(a) the formal naming of the public open space at Daedalus as ‘Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Park’ in commemoration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee;
(b) a tree planting scheme to commemorate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Abbey Meadows, Titchfield;
(c) permission for officers to formally approach English Heritage to request that a beacon lighting ceremony is hosted at Portchester Castle;
(d) that the Council promotes the Big Jubilee Lunch; and
(e) expenditure of £11,500 to fund the commemorative events and activities.
Report author: Pauline Lock
Publication date: 12/01/2022
Date of decision: 10/01/2022
Decided at meeting: 10/01/2022 - Executive
Effective from: 22/01/2022