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HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

The country will be celebrating HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee during a special long weekend from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June which replaces the Late Spring Bank Holiday weekend. The Thursday and Friday are Bank Holidays this year. The formal programme for the weekend can be found here https://www.royal.uk/platinum-jubilee-central-weekend .
The key events for Crick are likely to be:

Crick Parish Council has set up a working group whose responsibilities include:

  1. Identifying and recommending to council ways that Crick community might engage with national and local initiatives to create a lasting reminder of The Queen's Jubilee in Crick.
  2. Gathering information on national and local initiatives, identifying which of these might be implemented in Crick Parish and proposing project plans for delivering each initiative to and with the Crick community.

The Council will consider plans and recommendations and may instruct further work by the working group or by any other person.

To enable the working group to complete point 2 above, we should be grateful if you would let us know as soon as possible whether your organisation, group, club, business etc. has or is making plans to celebrate HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee and provide brief details.

The next issue of Crick News will be a special Platinum Jubilee Edition and we hope that it will contain details of the events planned in Crick. Councillor James Stevens, who is the Editor, will be getting this edition off to print soon.

The Lighting of the Beacon on Crack's Hill

As part of the national weekend Celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, our village will be lighting the beacon on Cracks Hill.

The Beacon will be lit at 21:45 on Thursday 2nd June by which time it will be dark

For those who don't wish to climb to the top of Cracks Hill, the fire-pit in the woodlands below the hill will be lit simultaneously

We would like to encourage everyone to come along to this event which is steeped in history and will be repeated up and down the country wherever there are beacons

Come early and bring a picnic. If you have a guitar or other instrument, bring it along and entertain people while we wait for the official lighting

There are plans for a torchlight walk up to Cracks Hill from The Royal Oak, and simultaneously, our neighbours in Yelvertoft are planning a torchlit walk along the bridleway to join us at lighting time. More details nearer the time but put this event in your diaries !

The Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 5 June

Here's a link to the pack, which includes loads of free tips and information for planning your event, such as posters, invitations, recipes, activities and a letter from HM The Queen The Big Jubilee Pack | Eden Project Communities

There are plenty of locations for hosting a Big Jubilee Lunch in Crick. Why not bring a picnic to the Jubilee Woods...? Bury Dyke public open space, The Marsh or Crick Playing Fields are other possible locations to enjoy a picnic lunch. If your catering plans require staying closer to home, why not use your drive or front garden to host a Big Jubilee Lunch.

Or see below if you would like to host a Street Party.

Street parties and road closures

One of the most popular and traditional jubilee events is a street party. They are relatively easy to organise and can bring neighbours together in friendships that last a lifetime. The government has published a guide to organising street parties, which is available at Your guide to organising a street party - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

An important aspect of street parties is the application for a road closure where needed. The process to apply is straightforward BUT you should aim to apply 12 weeks in advance although there are no deadlines in law, so West Northamptonshire council may be flexible if you are applying closer to the date. The Apply for a temporary road closure for an event - Introduction - Online form (achieveservice.com) has now closed, so email Northamptonshire Highways Regulations Team at regulations.ncc@westnorthants.gov.uk to see if a late request can be accommodated.

Another option is to keep the road open and organise a gathering or 'Street Meet' on private land, such as a driveway or front garden, without any requirement to fill in council forms. The Street Party site has some excellent guidance on how to hold a Street Meet.

And finally, if there isn't a street party near you, you could always tag on to someone else's! You'll find a growing interactive map of community events at Events – The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022

Last updated: Mon, 02 May 2022 15:49