Events to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee to mark 60 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II Celebrations will be focused on an extended bank holiday weekend in June - the weekend having been extended by moving the late May bank holiday to Monday 4 June - adding an extra Jubilee bank holiday on Tuesday 5 June 2012.
If you're planning to take advantage of the extended weekend by holding a street party - involving the closure of a public highway - the deadline for applying (14 May 2012) has now passed.
For further general information and guidance preparing for your street party, visit The Street Party site.
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Beacons
The Government is working closely with Buckingham Palace to ensure that there are truly ‘national’ celebrations taking place throughout the country.
As part of these celebrations, a series of beacons will be lit across the UK to celebrate this Jubilee. In 2002, over 1,800 beacons were lit to mark The Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Communities across the UK and around the globe, including as far flung as Antarctica came together to light a beacon and celebrate this very special occasion. In 2012, the plan is to have even more with 2,012 being lit, and Her Majesty lighting the National Beacon on Monday 4th June.
If you are holding a Beacon lighting event please could we ask that you upload the details on to national database using the Diamond Jubilee Beacons website. The national target is for 6 Beacon lighting events in each local authority so we hope you will take the time to promote your event.
To find out more about how your community can take part, please read through the attached guide attached below.
Diamond Jubilee community events
To see a full list of events being held in the High Peak to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee please see the document at the end of this page.
Last updated: 29th May 2012