County Council ready to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend starts on Thursday 2 June.

 
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh probably taken at the Assembly Rooms in North Street, Chichester. Document reference (WNC/CC20/11). Reproduced with permission of West Sussex Record Office.

Release date: 23 May 2022

West Sussex County Council is gearing up to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend which takes place from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June.

In the run up to the bank holiday weekend, services from across the council will be supporting residents to celebrate the momentous occasion in a number of ways.

These include:

  • West Sussex schools hosting their own events with pupils and staff before schools break up for half term.
  • Meals on Wheels customers receiving lemon drizzle cake as part of their meal to celebrate the occasion.
  • West Sussex Libraries hosting a number of events, including Royal Storytimes, Hunt the Missing Corgis, Royal Afternoon Tea and other free events for people of all ages.

Pete Bradbury, Chairman of the County Council, said “Along with all of my council colleagues and on behalf of residents of West Sussex, I’m delighted to congratulate Her Majesty and we are very much looking forward to joining in the celebrations marking her 70 years of service to the British people.

“Our county has been fortunate to be involved in the history of Queen Elizabeth, from having her build sandcastles near Bognor Regis in 1929 as a princess, to her more recent royal visit in 2017 when she met with the Canine Partners charity in Midhurst and watched a performance by Chichester Festival Theatre’s Youth Theatre. She is one of the most recognisable figures in British history and we are proud to have such a strong affiliation with Her Majesty.”

For more information on what people can do to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, including links to the official Platinum Jubilee website, library events and West Sussex Record Office blog posts related to the Queen, visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/platinumjubilee.

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