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Driffield’s plans for Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Driffield town councillors are looking forward to marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this June with a number of celebration and commemorative events in the planning.

Members of the events committee are organising celebrations for the people of Driffield to join in across the four-day jubilee bank holiday from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June to mark The Queen’s historic 70-year reign.

Thanksgiving Service

On Thursday 2nd June, there will be a Thanksgiving Service held at Driffield Methodist Church.
This will be followed by the Lighting of the Beacon at All Saints’ Church at 9:45pm with the East Riding Pipe Band and bugler Luke Gledhill.

Platinum in the Park

On Saturday 4th June, there will be a celebration event in North End Park entitled Platinum in the Park.
This is expected to take place from 2pm until 10:30pm and will feature live music, dance, theatre, street food and lots more entertainment for the whole family.

Other activities are also being planned to take place across the extended weekend with more details to be released as they are confirmed.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Driffield town clerk Claire Binnington said: “The Town Council feel it is imperative that it makes every effort to acknowledge the Platinum Jubilee, not just the fact that Queen Elizabeth II has reigned for a magnificent 70 years, but also as a celebration of her utter dedication and duty to our country and its people.”

Driffield mayor Cllr Matt Rogers added: “The Platinum Jubilee is a great moment for the country, The Queen and the Royal Family and we want to mark this milestone celebration for the people of Driffield.”

On 6th February, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.
To celebrate this anniversary, events and initiatives will take place throughout the year, culminating in the four-day UK bank holiday.

Trooping The Colour, which usually takes place on the second Saturday in June, will be held on Thursday 2nd June.

Over 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will be part of the parade, which marks the Queen’s official birthday.

The parade will close with the Queen and the Royal Family observing a flypast from the Buckingham Palace balcony.

Beacons will be lit across the UK on 2nd June and on Friday 3rd June, a service of thanksgiving for the Queen’s 70-year reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral.

The Queen will also attend the Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday 4th June, along with other members of the Royal Family.

During the evening, a concert named ‘Platinum Party at the Palace’ will take place at Buckingham Palace.
Members of the public will be able to apply for tickets and attend the event.

On Sunday 5th June, people are encouraged to have a Big Jubilee Lunch and there will be a pageant featuring around 5,000 people taking part.

Anyone who is planning their own Platinum Jubilee events is advised that they must seek permission and agreement from East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

For more details, visit eastriding.gov.uk/leisure/events/organising-an-event-on-council-land/.

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