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.

To mark this historic event, The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire is offering Town Councils, Parish Councils and Parish Meetings two English Oak Trees. Charlton Kings Parish Council has applied to participate in the scheme as part of a programme of Parish-wide activities and events to celebrate the Jubilee.

Newcourt Green has been identified as a suitable location but finalising its decision, the Council is offering the opportunity for residents to suggest suitable alternative locations, which will enhance the Parish for future generations as well as mark the event.

If you have a suggestion about where to locate a tree or if your School would like to participate in planting and looking after a tree, please contact the Community Development Officer, Anna Macfadzean community@charltonkingsparishcouncil.gov.uk

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.

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.