Brackley Town Council

Telephone: 01280 702441

Town Hall Tower

Clerk: Alison Moses
20 High Street, Brackley
Northamptonshire NN13 7DS

HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

On 6th February 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service, having acceded to the throne when Her Majesty was 25 years old.

There will be year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world as countries, communities and people come together to celebrate HM The Queen's historic reign. Throughout the year, Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family will travel around the country to undertake a variety of engagements to mark this historic occasion, culminating with the Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June.

The Platinum Jubilee Weekend is an extended bank holiday and runs from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. The four days of celebrations will include public and community events and provide an opportunity for people and communities throughout the United Kingdom to come together and celebrate the historic milestone.

BRACKLEY JUBILEE EVENTS PROGRAMME 2022

Brackley Town Council and the Community Events Committee present the Brackley programme of events for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend.

THURSDAY 2 JUNE:

Brackley Platinum Jubilee Festival at Brackley Rugby Club. 15:00 – 23:00. FREE ENTRY.

Bank holiday celebrations will kick off with a spectacular one off event suitable for the whole family. Live music and kid's entertainment will begin at 15:00 and lead into the evening/night time. At 21:45, the official lighting of the beacon will take place on the mound at the Rugby Club. A variety of catering and bars will also be available at the event.

Please bear in mind that there will be no parking at this event.

Whistley 2000 Scout Group will be bringing you their fantastic BBQ with Smith & Clay Butchers Burgers, Jumbo Hot Dogs, Vegan Choices and the Fabulous Sausage Rolls & Cornish Pasties from Butler's Pies. 5th Brackley Scout Group will also be running a delicious tuck shop to keep those sugar levels high!

Artists/bands performing include:

We look forward to seeing you there!

FRIDAY 3 JUNE:

Children's Crown Making Workshops at Egerton Hall. Sessions start times: 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00. FREE ENTRY - MUST PRE BOOK.

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๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป: Friday 3 June 2022

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ: Egerton Hall

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๐—˜๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜†: Free entry however must pre book on to a session by contacting Brackley Town Council

Please contact Brackley Town Council on 01280 702 441 or email office@brackleynorthants-tc.gov.uk to book your child/children onto a workshop. All children will need to be accompanied.

Jubilee Traditional Dancing and Singing for Fun - Brackley Town Hall. 10:00-12:00. FREE ENTRY

A morning of traditional dancing mainly from the Georgian era and singing for fun with songs from around the British Isles. Everybody is invited to watch both groups, whilst having lots of fun, laughter and a chat! Demonstrations will be held in the Civic Hall.

Traditional Dancing: 10:00 – 10:30. Singing for Fun: 11:00 – 11:30

SATURDAY 5 JUNE:

Brackley Community Carnival at Magdalen College School, St John Site. 12:00-16:30. FREE ENTRY.

Come along and join in the fun at this year's Brackley Community Carnival. There is something for the whole family to enjoy and a perfect opportunity for us to come together as a community to celebrate. The carnival procession will leave from Bracken Leas School at 11:00 and arrive at Magdalen College School – St John Site at 12:00.

Whether you are taking part in the procession, dancing in the arena, having a stall or enjoying watching the arena acts with a picnic, this is a great day out! We're delighted to announce that this year, entrance to the Carnival is FREE and it's packed with lots of fun entertainment including:

  • The Black Eagles, Acrobatic Show
  • Paws for Thought, Dog Display Team
  • The Pre-Hee Men
  • Punch & Judy Show
  • Colour Maze
  • Circus Avago & Wonder Wheels
  • Dinosaur Invasion!
  • Classic Car show
  • Funfair

Brackley Carnival is a fantastic opportunity for groups, charities and businesses to have a stall and fundraise for themselves. This year, all 5m x 5m pitches are FREE (including charity and commercial stalls). Larger stalls are available by arrangement (price on application). Booking forms are available via the Brackley Carnival Facebook page. Alternatively, email booking@brackleycommunitycarnival.org.uk.

SUNDAY 5 JUNE:

Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen's Reign at Brackley Park. 11:00 – 11:30. FREE ENTRY

Please join us for an outdoor Thanksgiving Service on the Jubilee Sunday. There will be short service led by the Churches of Brackley, songs of praise style, to reflect and give thanks for HM The Queen's 70 year reign and her Jubilee themes of 'Hope and Service'. Residents are then encouraged to continue the celebrations by joining in the Jubilee BIG lunch, by sharing a picnic in the park or returning to your own Street Parties. Bring your own picnic!

The Big Jubilee Lunch – Residential Street Parties

People are invited to share friendship, food and fun with neighbours as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Sunday 5 June. The Big Jubilee Lunch can be a street party, picnic, tea and cake or a garden barbeque. If you do not have a road closure in place on your street or have limited outdoor space, we would like to encourage our residents to use Brackley's open spaces instead; Brackley Park and St James' Lake are all available spaces to use.

Planning a street party with your neighbours for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee? The extended deadline to apply for a road closure is 11:59pm on 18 April. To apply for a road closure, please click HERE.

For any further information on our Platinum Jubilee events programme, please contact our Communications, Marketing and Events Officer - Georgia Connor (georgia.connor@brackleynorthants-tc.gov.uk).

If you need help in getting started with your street party please visit The Big Jubilee Lunch | Eden Project Communities website. You can also view advice on holding a street party on the Gov website. If you are unable to organise a street party where you live, there are lots of open spaces within Brackley that you, your family and friends can have a Jubilee Picnic in the Park.

Free Party Packs

Once you have signed up to The Big Jubilee Lunch, you will receive an information pack full of ideas, inspiration and tips to help you get started. This contains party invitations, posters, recipes, games, crafts, stickers and more.

Resources for the Platinum Jubilee

Brackley Town Jubilee Crest - Click to download

Our Brackley town crest has had a slight update in light of the Platinum Jubilee 2022 celebrations. All members of the community, local organisations, groups and societies are welcome to use this crest.

The Official Platinum Jubilee Emblem - Click to download

The official emblem is available for download immediately, free of charge. It is available for use for all activities associated with the Platinum Jubilee celebrations including community and national events, publications, social media, retail and merchandising. A set of guidelines for its use is also available.