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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 organisationEvent
Friends of Greenhill Gardens  Platinum Jubilee lunch at the tennis courts  
Parish of Wyke Regis, All Saints with St Edmunds ChurchesCommunity fun day and beacon lighting
Friends of Radipole Park Gardens  Royal family fun day at the Famous Old Spa
Littlemoor Community Action GroupJubilee 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 UnitPosh Jubilee picnic
Chelmsford Street Residents and NeighboursCommunity party
Waterside Weymouth Forum  Jubilee Party at community centre
Beechcroft St Pauls Primary School  Arts and craft, research project and tea party
Holy Trinity ChurchCommunity tea party at Chapelhay play gardens
The Veterans HubStreet 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.