Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending the opening ceremony of the sixth session of the Senedd in Cardiff. Picture date: Thursday October 14, 2021. Photo Credit: Jacob King/PA Wire/PA Images.

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. To mark The Queen’s historic 70 year reign, 2022 will see Platinum Jubilee celebrations throughout the UK and the Commonwealth as part of a year-long programme of events.

The Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations are to be even bigger and better than previous national celebrations and for as many people as possible across the nation to participate, at any point from January to December 2022. In support an announcement was made to extend the bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022 to provide opportunities for communities throughout the UK to come together to celebrate this historic milestone.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have launched a Platinum Jubilee website which includes useful related resources. The website includes an interactive map, for people and organisations to contribute to and for all to search for information on activities taking place near to them. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

There are many ways that our communities, partners and businesses can celebrate this occasion – with a focus on the Friendship, Fun and Food with Neighbours theme. South Holland District Council, Boston Borough Council and East Lindsey District Council, which collectively form the South and East Lincolnshire Council Partnership, share on our websites information on how you can get involved and register your events, discover local and national guidance, access online resources and register your activities as well as discover what is happening across our Places.

There are a variety of initiatives that have been developed to help us all celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee – from local Street Parties and events such as “The Big Jubilee Lunch”, Civic activities including Beacon Lighting, The Queen’s Green Canopy and the ‘City Status Competition’. This Civic Honours competition is a rare award which will grant winning towns and cities ‘city status’ and ‘Lord Mayor or Provost status’, Boston has submitted an application for consideration Platinum Jubilee Civic Honours Competition – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) and is one of 39 towns in the UK wishing to be considered for this opportunity.

A joint statement from Councillor Paul Skinner, Leader of Boston Borough Council, Councillor Craig Leyland, Leader of East Lindsey District Council, and Councillor Gary Porter, Leader of South Holland District Council said: “The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is a magnificent opportunity for us all to join together and celebrate such a wonderful occasion that will make history.

“This will be a memorable time for all and many individuals and community groups will be looking to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we are pleased to be able to support the occasion with our designated web pages. It’s great to have a place where guidance both nationally and locally is available to support ideas, and how to safely celebrate this wonderful occasion – sharing Friendship, Food and Fun with Neighbours.”

Please find our dedicated webpages at the links below:

Boston – https://www.mybostonuk.com/jubilee/

East Lindsey – https://www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/jubilee

South Holland – https://www.sholland.gov.uk/jubilee