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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

As part of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations marking the 70th Anniversary year, Weymouth was proud to have been involved and part of the national celebrations.  Local celebrations included a free public firework display on Weymouth Beach on the evening of Thursday 2nd June to starting the long Bank Holiday Weekend.

Queen’s Canopy Project:

On the 70th day of this Platinum year (Friday 11th March), the Mayor of Weymouth 2021-2022, Cllr Colin Huckle planted a willow tree in Radipole Park Gardens to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Weymouth Town Council has the pleasure of supporting the Queen’s Green Canopy project, an initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. People from across the UK were invited to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

The willow tree was selected by our parks team to help reintroduce the weeping willow walk following the natural decline of willow trees in the gardens over some years.

Cllr Colin Huckle, Mayor of Weymouth 2021-2022 said: “I’m delighted to be involved with this initiative which celebrates the Queen’s 70-year reign of our nation while also enhancing the environment for future generations. It’s also fantastic that this will help to reintroduce the Radipole Park Gardens weeping willow walk which has been enjoyed by many throughout the years.”

Grants for Jubilee Community Events:

To help the community to put on events to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, charity groups, not for profit organisations and schools were invited to apply for a grant from Weymouth Town Council.

A maximum of £500 per group was available to meet the costs of community events over the special bank holiday weekend (Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022).

A diverse range of applications were considered, but examples of events that could be eligible for this funding include community parties, picnics, flower shows, and exhibitions or displays.

This money was not to fund street parties in residential streets, however if a community group wished to hold a street party style event in a community hall/space/outdoor green then this may be considered.

Grants were not available for commercial events.