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The UK marked Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee with a four-day bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022.

Official announcement

Buckingham Palace announced details of the Jubilee celebrations which included a pudding competition, a Service of Thanksgiving, a concert and the lighting of Platinum Jubilee beacons across the UK.

View the Platinum Jubilee announcement to learn more about the official celebrations of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Street parties

For May and June 2022 we decided to waive all standard street closure fees to allow residents to close their streets to through-traffic and celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with neighbours, friends and family.

See the full list of streets that will close in May and June for Platinum Jubilee street parties (pdf, 240 KB).

Applications for Platinum Jubilee street parties have now closed.

Residents holding street parties should bear in mind these instructions:

Road closures

Road closures may only be implemented or removed within the hours specified on the application, ensuring that emergency and residential access is maintained at all times. The Traffic Order to close the road does not include any restrictions on parking. When consulting neighbours before submitting applications, organisers were asked to politely encourage residents to move their cars on the day of the event. However, drivers are permitted to park on the road during the closure.

Road closed signs

If you are formally closing your road, there must be very clear signs placed on display at the road closure points.

Noise control

Please be considerate of neighbours who may not be participating in the event. The level of noise acceptable in the middle of the afternoon might not be as acceptable after 9pm. Therefore, make sure the music level is lowered later in the evening when children or other local residents might be trying to get to sleep. Carry out regular checks outside your event to ensure that the noise is not causing any disturbance.

Cleaning

Let people know in advance what time the party will finish and have a section set aside for bin bags and recycling. Take your rubbish and recycling home and have it ready for your normal collection day. If you have too much recycling to store, take it to your local recycling site.

Further guidance

For further information, read our street party FAQs.

Events in public spaces including parks

We know that residents may want to take to our parks and open spaces to celebrate this momentous event, and we want to do what we can to help you make the most of your celebrations. 

We must remember that these are public spaces, so we need to make sure that we are aware of events that are happening and that they do not detract from other people’s enjoyment of our beautiful, award-winning parks.

Explore what’s happening across the borough to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Grants for celebrations

We set aside funding for local communities to celebrate in May or June 2022 through a host of activities, including over the Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

Grants were awarded to residents, neighbourhoods, voluntary and community groups and local charities to host street parties or take part in The Big Jubilee Lunch.

Grants were also awarded for organisations looking to host larger celebration events and commemorative activities as well as school celebrations.

Find out what’s happening across the borough to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Queen’s Green Canopy

The Queen's Green Canopy is a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to 'Plant a Tree for the Jubilee'.

We have planted trees in each Council ward to mark the Platinum Jubilee. These were planted during the first planting season of 2022 all of which have Platinum Jubilee tags making them easily identifiable.

We will be announcing further planting initiatives for the second planting season, from October.

Find out more about how you can take part in The Queen's Green Canopy.

List of locations of our Platinum Jubilee trees
Ward Site Species
Barnes Suffolk Road Rec Bee-bee tree (Tetradium daniellii)
East Sheen Palewell Common and Fields Small leaf lime (Tilia cordata)
Fulwell and Hampton Hill Holly Road Recreation Ground Field maple (Acer campestre)
Ham, Petersham and Richmond Riverside Riverside Drive Japanese pagoda tree (Stypnolobium japonicum) 
Hampton Carlisle Park Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
Hampton North Partridge Green Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Hampton Wick Broom Road Recreation Ground Resista' elm (Ulmus Vada 'Wanoux')
Heathfield Heathfield Recreation Ground Snow gum (Eucalyptus niphophila)
Kew Westerley Ware Wild Cherry (Prunus avium)
Mortlake and Barnes Common Barnes Green Hybrid 'resista' elm (Ulmus lobel)
North Richmond Raleigh Road Recreation Ground Kentucky yellow-wood (Cladrastis kentukea)
South Richmond Riverside Pocket Park (Site TBC) Weeping willow (Salix babylonica 'Pendula')
South Twickenham Radnor Gardens Bay willow (Salix petandra)
St. Margaret's and North Twickenham Moormead Recreation Ground English oak (Quercus robur)
Teddington  Manor Road Recreation Ground Red horse chestnut (Aesculus x carnea 'Briottii')
Twickenham Riverside Cambridge Gardens Variegated tulip (Liriodendron tulipifera 'Aureomarginatum')
West Twickenham Kneller Gardens Oriental plane (Platanus orientalis 'Digitata')
Whitton Murray Park Resista' elm (Ulmus lutece)

 

Updated: 14 June 2022

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