Hyndburn Borough Council have been busy planning ahead for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June and some of the events and activities taking place have now been announced.
A highlight of the Jubilee celebrations will be a free hop-on hop-off bus service visiting seven of Hyndburn’s parks on various dates for people to take part in the interactive ‘Beacon Trail’.
Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE, Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council said:
“I am particularly pleased that events for the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations will extend across Hyndburn and not only are we bringing the Jubilee to people’s doorstep, we are helping families explore more places in our borough too!
“There are still a few other events and activities we are awaiting to confirm so this list is going to get even longer closer to the time. I would encourage everyone to put the dates in their diaries and let their friends and family know.”
People are also invited to host their own street parties and the Council will support these with guidance and advice.
A streamlined process for applying to organise a street party has also been set up and residents who are interested are encouraged to get in touch asap, to make sure their application is submitted before the deadline of 20 April. The street party information and application pack can be found on this information page.
Applications for members of the community to host their own Street Parties will remain open until six weeks before the event, people are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
To stay up to date with all the Jubilee activity planned you can visit the Hyndburn Council dedicated Jubilee webpage here: www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk/platinumjubilee
Jubilee events in Hyndburn
Get the dates in your diary ahead of the celebrations!
(Full information and more events to be announced at a later date)
Hyndburn Jubilee beacon trail
Spread across seven parks in Hyndburn the FREE hop-on/hop off bus will take visitors to all the spots along the family friendly beacon trail. The beacon Trail will open from 30 April and the bus will operate on selected days starting from 7 May.
Thursday 2 June
Accrington Town Square
Events from 1:45pm – 10:00pm including Fireworks, Royal British Legion performance, Jubilee Cry from Town Crier, Beacon Lighting and St Christopher’s Sixth Form Choir attending.
Saturday 4 June
Family activities and celebrations
Accrington Market Hall
Great Harwood Agricultural Show
The Showfield, Harwood Lane, Great Harwood
Sunday 5 June
Great Harwood Charter Fair
Great Harwood Town Centre, Queen Street
Jubilee Garden Party
Rhyddings Park, Oswaldtwistle
Organised by the local community, street parties will take place across the borough.
Interested in organising a street party? Apply before 20 April, information can be found here.