Update May 2012: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Cherington & Stourton itinerary

Further information and itinerary can now be found  here – Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Cherington & Stourton

Meeting to discuss The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

There is a meeting in the village Hall at 7:30 on February 9th to discuss the CSS Villages Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Please come along and let us know your suggestions and give your opinion of where the Village Beacon should be lit.

To mark 60 years of the Queen’s reign the Diamond Jubilee will take place in 2012. The celebrations will centre around an extended weekend in 2012 on 2, 3, 4 and 5 June.

The Queen came to the throne on 6 February 1952 and her coronation took place on 2 June 1953. She celebrated her Silver Jubilee (25 years) in 1977 and her Golden Jubilee (50 years) in 2002. The only other British monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee was Queen Victoria in 1897.

A Diamond Jubilee Pageant will take place at Windsor Castle in May 2012. Buckingham Palace will be co-ordinating a programme of events centred around the extended weekend. This will include a Big Jubilee Lunch, a Pageant on the River Thames, a concert at Buckingham Palace and the lighting of 2012 beacons throughout the United Kingdom. The Queen and other members of the Royal Family will also attend a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.

As part of the celebrations, towns in the UK will also compete for city status and existing cities will compete for Lord Mayoralty (or Lord Provostship in Scotland). These will be granted by The Queen in her Jubilee year. Local authorities have been invited to apply and the results will be announced in the first half of 2012.

In London, Greenwich will be granted Royal Borough status in recognition of the historically close links between Greenwich and the monarchy. Like city status, Lord Mayoralty or Lord Provostship, this is a purely honorific award and confers no additional powers, functions or funding.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Bank holiday

There will be a special bank holiday for the Diamond Jubilee. The 2012 late May bank holiday will be moved to Monday 4 June 2012 and an additional Jubilee bank holiday will be on Tuesday 5 June 2012. The extra bank holiday and extended bank holiday weekend will also apply to Scotland.

Schools in England and Wales will be able to close on Tuesday 5 June 2012 for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. If a school is already closed on 5 June for half term or another reason, it will be able to close on an alternative day. Scotland and Northern Ireland will be making their own arrangements.

Pubs, bars and other licensed venues in England and Wales could be allowed to open to sell alcohol and put on entertainment until 1 am to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Taking part in the The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations

The Department for Communities and Local Government has produced guidance to help communities celebrate the Diamond Jubilee by organising street parties. You can also get information about street parties from the Big Lunch website.

Your local authority may also be able to provide details of any planned activities in your area. Communities can apply to the Big Lottery Fund for funding for a local event through the Awards for All Scheme.

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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacons

Thousands of beacons will be lit around the world on the 4th June 2012 to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s 60 year reign over the UK and as head of the Commonwealth.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Cherington Stourton and Sutton under Brailes

Information about the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Cherington Stourton and Sutton under Brailes will be appearing here shortly.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Logo English Colour

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Logo English Colour

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Logo English Colour