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The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

On 6th February 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service.

To celebrate this historic milestone anniversary, there will be events will be taking place nationally, which culminate in a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June.

Information on national events can be found here:




Bideford Town Council are delighted to announce their programme for the Jubilee celebrations.

With a National Beacon Lighting event planned by the Queen’s Pageant Master on Thursday 2nd June 2022, it was decided to make this the day for all the events, daytime and evening.

The Tourism Committee, headed up by Councillor Mrs Jude Gubb, started making plans and brought Lucy Lowe from South West Event Management Solutions in to take on the challenge of organising Bideford Fair.  Leaving the evening events to the Tourism Committee. 

Councillor Mrs Jude Gubb is very pleased with how plans have been going, she said “We have a great day and evening lined up and everyone is starting to get warmed up for the festivities.”  She added “We want to make this a day for everyone to remember, especially as it holds great historical significance for us as a Nation – 70 years as a Monarch is something to celebrate. It is also something we will not see again for generations, if at all ever!”

A free souvenir programme will be available in most outlets in the Town and during the day and evening of 2nd June.  It can also be viewed here on our website.  The full events listing can be found on the link below:


Full Jubilee Events Listing

Souvenir Programme



Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee - Arts Council Funds for Events - Now open!

Her Majesty The Queen will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee on 6th February this year, celebrating 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms, and the Commonwealth.

A series of events and initiatives will be held throughout the year to mark this unprecedented anniversary, culminating in a four-day bank holiday weekend in the UK from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June.

The bank holiday will provide a unique opportunity for communities and people across the United Kingdom to join together for the celebration of this historic occasion. 

As part of the celebrations, there will be public events and community events, as well as a national moment of reflection on The Queen's 70th years of service.

There are funds available for events that are organised as part of the Jubilee celebrations:

The Arts Council grants - funds of £750- £10,000 are available. Fund opens to applications from 4 Jan 2022. Apply via the UK Community Foundation

Let's Create Jubilee Fund - UK Community Foundations - Deadline before June 2022

UK Community Foundations is working with Arts Council England to distribute a new fund which will enable communities to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee through culture and creativity.

The Let's Create Jubilee Fund is a £5 million programme that will support community and voluntary organisations in England to develop creative and cultural activities as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.

The programme is made possible with funding from the National Lottery.  UK Community Foundations will be managing the fund's distribution on behalf of their community foundation members across England.

Applicants will be able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 and are encouraged to partner up with established artists, creatives and cultural organisations to develop their activities. They want to ensure that "The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations give people throughout England the chance to experience the best of the country's culture, while also celebrating an important milestone in our national history."

The Fund is now open, and all applications will need to be made through local community foundations

Find your local community foundation network with a quick search on the UK Community Foundations website.

Sport England - Queen's Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund

A £5 million fund has been launched to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee that aims to use sport and physical activity to bring communities together and tackle inequalities.

Using money from the National Lottery, the fund will make awards of between £300 and £10,000 to community organisations in support of new projects providing opportunities to become more physically active.

The funds could be used for things such as facility hire and coaching costs, or even small capital improvements.

In particular, Sport England want to hear from projects working with people living in areas of disadvantage, as defined by the Indices of Multiple Deprivation areas 1-3.

It is also recognised that the pandemic may still be affecting the delivery of projects, either by how they are delivered or by how much they cost to deliver.  Applicants should consider any such additional cost or delivery changes to ensure their aims will still be achieved. 

You can find out who or what will be funded along with how to apply and submit your application online.

Organising your Street Party for Jubilee



Providing your event is NOT commercial or you are NOT selling tickets for it, you do not need a licence from Torridge District Council.  If you are selling alcohol or selling tickets for the event, you will  need a TEMPORARY EVENT NOTICE (TEN) licence.

You can contact them on their website:

Or call them:  01237 428700

If you do wish to licence your event, you will need to do this in plenty of time.



These can be for any day over the 4 day Bank Holiday ie, Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June 2022.

Gaining a temporary road closure for a street party is a straightforward and simple process.  All the council needs to know is where and when the road closure will take place so they can plan around it and enforce a temporary traffic regulation order. 

The link below takes you directly to the Devon County Council application form for a Street Party for the Jubilee Big Lunch:

Don’t leave it too late though, there may be other street parties being organised that may affect your application.  The shortest deadline for applications is 6 weeks, but we would recommend you apply before then.  Also, County recommend that you check their website incase there have been any updates added – and click on the Roads and Highways section.

You will need road signage and cones/barriers and these can be hired from Jewsons.



You can organise a “street meet” on private land nearby.

There is no requirement from central government to get public liability insurance for a street party.



One-off events like street parties are not considered a food business so therefore there is no need to have a licence to serve food.  But be careful when preparing food, so as not to spoil the party!


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