UDC gives out £40,000 in grants to support Queen's Platinum Jubilee events

Uttlesford District Council has awarded almost 50 grants to help local communities celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

The grants, totalling £40,000, are helping to pay for events to mark the occasion over the bumper Bank Holiday weekend from 2 to 5 June. Some of the events taking place include street parties, beacon lighting, treasure hunts and fancy-dress parades.

Cllr Arthur Coote, Chair of the council, said: "This year Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to reach the incredible milestone of 70 years on the throne. The Jubilee weekend gives us the opportunity to reconnect with friends, family and neighbours by coming together to celebrate this extraordinary public service built up over many decades. There are many ways in which our communities will be marking the occasion, and we are pleased to have been able to make these special Jubilee grants available to help cover some of the costs."

Meanwhile, Cllr Coote recently unveiled a commemorative plaque at the council's Little Canfield Business Park site (5 May) to mark Her Majesty's Jubilee. The plaque was placed alongside a tree that was planted on 11 March as part of a nationwide initiative to mark the 70th day of the Jubilee year.

More information about the Jubilee, including what is happening locally and nationally to celebrate the occasion and how to organise an event, is available at: www.uttlesford.gov.uk/the-queens-platinum-jubilee.

12 May 2022