Spelthorne’s Platinum Party for the Queen
10th June 2022
Spelthorne was painted purple as we celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee over the Bank Holiday weekend. From picnics in the park, street parties and a 100 strong flotilla along the River Thames from Shepperton, residents were ready to party to mark this momentous occasion.
Cllr John Boughtflower, Leader of Spelthorne Borough Council, said: “Spelthorne’s Platinum Jubilee events were a fitting tribute to Her Majesty the Queen and I would like to say a big thank you to all those involved in putting on the events in the Borough. Our musical picnics in the park were a roaring success, despite the great British weather playing its own part in the celebrations and our newly planted Jubilee trees will mark this point in history for many generations to enjoy for years to come.”
Cllr Susan Doran, Mayor of Spelthorne, added: “The Platinum Jubilee weekend was an uplifting experience for us all with communities coming together to toast the Queen. Everyone I saw over the course of the weekend was enjoying themselves and I hope the celebrations helped foster a feeling of togetherness amongst neighbourhoods. As Her Majesty said in her letter to the nation, I hope this renewed sense of togetherness will be felt for many years to come.”
The Council put on musical picnics in Fordbridge, Laleham and Lammas Park over the course of the celebrations which saw many smiling faces over the course of the weekend with residents enjoying the variety of games and musical performances. The bunting on display in the parks was created by 2,460 school children from Spelthorne schools.
Spelthorne also granted road closures to allow 68 street parties to take place around the Borough, giving communities the opportunity to celebrate the Jubilee together. Councillors allocated funds through Better Neighbourhood Grants to various street parties to support communities coming together.
The Council planted seven trees around the Borough, installing special plaques, as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy, a unique tree planting initiative which invited people from across the United Kingdom to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’.
Residents thoroughly enjoyed the Jubilee weekend with many commenting on our social media pages to say how much fun they had during the celebrations. An online gallery will soon be available to view photographs of the celebrations. If you would like to share your photos please email firstname.lastname@example.org