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In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee (70 years of service) having acceded to the throne in February 1952.

An extended Bank Holiday, from Thursday June 2nd - Sunday June 5th 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.

Community Jubilee funds are available from Cheltenham Borough Council for Community Projects.

Cheltenham Borough Council has agreed a pot of funding, worth £50,000, to allocate to local good causes that will help the town celebrate and commemorate this very special year.

Cheltenham Borough Council is inviting applications for funding to support jubilee related projects across Cheltenham.

There are two pots of funding available for applications from Monday 21st March.

1) Community Jubilee Fund: This fund will support longer-term projects that will help the town celebrate and commemorate the jubilee. Grants of up to £3,000 will be made on a match-funding basis.

2) Community Building – Jubilee fund: This fund will support small-scale projects, events and activities that will help the town celebrate the jubilee. Grants of up to £300 will be made.

The closing date for Community Jubilee fund applications is Friday 27 May 2022 at 5.00pm.

Community Building - Jubilee fund applications are on a rolling grants process and applications are welcomed at any time.

Please check out the Cheltenham Borough Council website for details of the types of projects for which applications would be welcomed. Click the link here: Community Jubilee Funds

The Queen's Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee which invites people from across the United Kingdom to "Plant a Tree for the Jubilee."

The Parish was gifted two oak trees by the Honourable Company of Gloucestershire which were planted on Newcourt Green on the Cirencester Road on Friday 25th February.

We were delighted to be joined by students from Holy Apostles Primary School and Charlton Kings Junior Schools as well as MP Alex Chalk, the Chair of the Parish Council Councillor Rob Williams and Parish Councillor Duncan Munro who was representing the Honourable Company of Gloucestershire.

After the planting ceremony Councillor Rob William accompanied the two Charlton Kings Junior School students on a tree walk using our Newcourt Green Tree Walk Leaflet. He was very impressed with their knowledge and questions!

Applying for a road closure to facilitate a street party to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee between June 2nd, 2022 - June 5th, 2022 is simple and easy to do. You will need to apply to Gloucestershire County Council by filling out a Road Closure Request, which their Highways Management team will assess.

Street party organisers are asked to ensure they start planning early and ensure the application for a road closure is submitted to GCC as early as possible, at least 12 weeks ahead of the date of the street party. This would be the start of March 2022!

Please bear in mind that applications are more likely to be accepted if there is a coordinated effort which demonstrates liaison with all residents, businesses which would be impacted and the bus company if your road is on a bus route. This all takes time so start planning early.

The Parish Council does not have any part in deciding which applications will be accepted but we look forward to seeing the community getting involved in the celebrations.

Whilst we are not organising any events during the Bank Holiday weekend as our Summer Fayre is on Saturday 18th June, we are very happy to help with liaison and sign posting important information. We will be adding information to our Platinum Jubilee page on the website over the coming months. A link to the application form provided by GCC is on the Documents Page on the Parish Council Website.

Charlton Kings Creative Crafter Group

Local crafters led by Rhian Newton are making plans to turn Charlton Kings red, white and blue for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with knitted and crochet "chains" which will adorn the village. The group are looking for people to help make these decorative chains so if you have any spare wool in the house in those colours they would love to hear from you!

The rectangle size needed is 18cm by 3cm with enough wool left at the end for the rectangles to be sewn into loops.

You can crochet or knit using any stitch; they will even welcome loops made from fabric as long as they are in red, white or blue.

Moosh Coffee Shop near the Parish Council office on Church Piece is the collection point however if you want to get involved but are unable to drop off the finished items, the team are happy to arrange home collection.

Any questions can be emailed to

You can also find the Charlton Kings Creative Crafters group on Facebook. They meet regularly at Moosh Coffee Shop and are very welcoming to new people.

Charlton Kings Gardeners Support and Swaps

Local gardeners are making plans to turn Charlton Kings red, white and blue too!

We spotted a post on the Charlton Kings Gardeners Support and Swaps group suggesting that the local gardeners might want to start sowing seeds in red, white and blue ready to plant out in front gardens, pots and hanging baskets.

You can find the Charlton Kings Gardeners Support and Swaps group on Facebook.

If you are part of a community group which has any plans that local residents can get involved in, please let us know and we'll add it to our Platinum Jubilee page.

The Arts Council England Let's Create Jubilee Fund will be supporting community groups and organisations throughout the UK to create cultural and artistic events to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June 2022. The fund has been created by Arts Council England (ACE) with funds from the National Lottery.

The Let's Create Jubilee Fund will support voluntary and community groups to develop creative and cultural activities as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.

Gloucestershire Community Foundation will be administering this programme in Gloucestershire for Gloucestershire-based groups. The programme will open for online applications on their new website from 4th January to 28th February 2022.

To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, our Local Community Grant Funding will focus its priorities around specific support for events linking to local celebrations that see our communities take the opportunity to come together. Eligible groups may apply for up to £150 of funding which will be distributed in Coop Vouchers and redeemed at a local Midcounties Food Store.

Any local group/charity meeting the application criteria may apply to the fund, but their event will need to demonstrate alignment with the following theme directly linking towards delivering Community led events which bring people together to celebrate during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations

In most cases, we will be able to let the applicant know whether we can offer vouchers to support their celebration event by no later than Friday 27th May (two weeks after the fund closes for applications). This then gives enough time for the voucher to be collected and redeemed in advance of the main National Jubilee weekend from 2nd June – 5th June.

We are unable to provide funding to individuals.

Last updated: Mon, 09 May 2022 10:59