Wychavon prepares to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

Communities across Wychavon will be decked in red, white and blue as they prepare to celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

There are 50 street parties and several larger organised events taking place across the district over the Jubilee weekend of 2 to 5 June.

Wychavon has provided more than £10,000 to 49 town and parish councils to support jubilee celebrations as well as organising road closure notices for free.

Some of the events taking place include:

  • The Bretforton Platinum Jubilee Proms on Saturday, 4 June at 3pm at the recreation ground off Station Road, Bretforton. The free event includes music, theatre, dancing and fireworks.
  • In Broadway a Jubilee Community Event is planned from 2 to 5 June including a procession with floats, classic car show, live music, stalls and The Big Lunch community picnic. Most events are free, but a £10 refundable deposit is required to reserve a place for The Big Lunch. More details are available on the Broadway Parish Council website.
  • In Droitwich Spa on Saturday 4 June from 10.30am to 7pm there will be a fun packed day of free live entertainment for all ages. There will be a street party in Victoria Square with local performers and food and drink provided by Droitwich Spa Food Festival. Visitors can also join in the Great British Jubilee Sing-a-long with songs from 1952 to today. Lido Park will be full of fun with a swimming gala, children's rides, street art and brass bands across the day. The Old Cock Inn will also be hosting a Jubilee Street Party in Friar Street.
  • In Evesham residents and businesses can take part in the Best Dressed Jubilee competition. Entries must be registered by 1 June. More details are available on the Evesham Town Council website.
  • Then on Sunday, 5 June between midday and 4pm there is a Jubilee Picnic in the Park in Abbey Park with live entertainment from the bandstand.
  • Honeybourne's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations take place on Honeybourne Recreational Field from 2 to 5 June and include beacon lighting, the Village In Bloom competition, village fete and the Jubilee Pageant and Big Street Party. There will also be a big screen showing jubilee events happening in London.
  • Pershore is hosting The Big Lunch in Abbey Park with live music on the bandstand from midday to 2.30pm on Sunday, 5 June. At 4pm there will be a service of celebration at Pershore Abbey with everyone invited.
  • Beacon lightings are also taking place between 9pm and 10pm on Thursday 2 June in several locations.

Full details and timings of these events, and more, can be found at www.wychavon.gov.uk/jubilee.

Cllr Rob Adams, Executive Board Member for Stronger Communities, Culture and Sport on Wychavon District Council, said: "After being forced to stay apart for so long, it is wonderful to see communities across Wychavon embracing the opportunity to come together to celebrate this momentous occasion for our country."

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