Grants awarded to help community celebrate Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
People will soon be coming together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. To help the local community in Weymouth to mark this momentous occasion, Weymouth Town Council have awarded grants to a variety of organisations who are organising and hosting events over the extended bank holiday weekend.
In 2009, thousands of people lined the streets to cheer the Queen and Prince Philip on Weymouth’s seafront as they made an official visit to the town.
Cllr Ann Weaving, Mayor of Weymouth said: “I’m delighted that we’re able to support so many community groups throughout the town in putting on events to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – events including tea parties, art exhibitions and fun days will be taking place with the help of Weymouth Town Council grants.
“The local community will remember when the Queen herself visited Weymouth in 2009 which was a fantastic occasion for the town. I very much look forward to seeing our local communities in Weymouth coming together during the special bank holiday weekend.”
The following events have each received a grant from Weymouth Town Council:
|Name of organisation||Event|
|Friends of Greenhill Gardens||Platinum Jubilee lunch at the tennis courts|
|Parish of Wyke Regis, All Saints with St Edmunds Churches||Community fun day and beacon lighting|
|Friends of Radipole Park Gardens||Royal family fun day at the Famous Old Spa|
|Littlemoor Community Action Group||Jubilee street party at Littlemoor Community Centre|
|Southill Park and Recreation for Kids (SPARK)||Southill’s Jubilee Fete|
|Sutton Poyntz Society||Coronation Memories (Queen’s Jubilee exhibition) at Mission Hall|
|Westham Community Group||Picnic on the Marsh|
|3rd Wyke Regis Guide Unit||Posh Jubilee picnic|
|Chelmsford Street Residents and Neighbours||Community party|
|Waterside Weymouth Forum||Jubilee Party at community centre|
|Beechcroft St Pauls Primary School||Arts and craft, research project and tea party|
|Holy Trinity Church||Community tea party at Chapelhay play gardens|
|The Veterans Hub||Street party themed events within the hub|
|1st Wyke Regis Brownies||Platinum Jubilee patchwork wall hanging, arts and crafts including baking for a traditional afternoon tea|
Visit the events calendar on our website to find out more about these events.
Please note that not all of these events are open to the general public.
The council will be holding a firework display on Weymouth seafront, starting at 10pm on Thursday 2nd June to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The display will take place after the conclusion of a beacon lighting ceremony at the Nothe Fort – this is part of a nationwide initiative which will see beacons simultaneously lit throughout the UK in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Find out more about the firework display and beacon lighting here.