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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations


2 – 5 JUNE 2022


The official Platinum Jubilee portrait of Her Majesty The Queen at Windsor Castle was taken by photographer Mr Ranald Mackechnie.

To mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, members of Woolaston Parish Council  have planted a cherry tree as part of the Green Canopy tree planting initiative to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”

Cllr David Harris unveils a plaque to commemorate the tree planted for HM Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee

It’s time to Celebrate!!  

It’s a pity the weather forecast isn’t great, but things can change ………
At 11.30am on Saturday 4 June, there will be a short ‘ceremony’ to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. There will be the ‘unveiling’ of the new Cherry tree planted by the parish council as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy in which communities are encouraged to ‘Plant a tree for the Jubilee’ and of the new wooden planter with plants & flowers donated by Common Wood Flowers.
Unfortunately, the new Welcome sign to frame the planter is not yet available, and is hoped to be installed at a later date.
All residents are welcome to attend; the parish council would also like to know if you were a Woolaston resident in 1952!
The picnic tables for the Great Woolaston Jubilee Picnic Lunch will be put out around the parish in the morning on Sunday 5 June. All residents are encouraged to take picnic blankets, chairs and your picnic and meet with friends and neighbours for a picnic lunch. 
Hope you all enjoy the weekend!!


This year, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, 70 years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952 at only 25 years old.

As part of the national celebration, Woolaston Parish Council has arranged events over the weekend of 2 – 5 June 2022 to mark this historic occasion and in celebration of Her Majesty’s outstanding service to our country and the wider commonwealth.  Further details will continue to be published as the events draw closer – watch this space!

Thursday 2nd June           Time tbc               Women’s Institute & Brownies Great  Platinum Jubilee Bake off

The parish council has liaised with the Woolaston Women’s Institute and Brownie Pack who will bake cakes and other goods and take them around to members of the community who are unable to get out and about.

Friday 3rd June                   Time tbc               Platinum Jubilee Parish Decorations – Judging

Get out the bunting and flags! 

The parish council is inviting parishioners to decorate their house for the duration of the bank holiday weekend. 

Residents are encouraged to decorate their homes and surrounding areas to showcase the

“ Best of Woolaston”. 

Everyone is welcome to join in.  The judges will be looking for the house that best captures the jubilee spirit with an eye catching display. Prizes will be awarded to the best decorated homes.

Have fun and good luck!


Saturday 4th June             Time tbc               Unveiling of Welcome Sign / Cherry Tree

As part of the Queen’s remit encouraging communities to ‘Plant a tree for Jubilee’ the parish council has planted a flowering Cherry Tree at the entrance to the village, just off the A48.  It will frame a new “Welcome to the Parish of  Woolaston” sign which will be mounted on a planter and an official “unveiling” will be undertaken by a long time resident of the parish on Saturday.  Further details to follow.  Residents are encouraged to come along to the event.A flowering cherry tree tied to a stake


Sunday 5th June                 From 1200           Big Woolaston Jubilee Lunch 

The Big Woolaston Jubilee Lunch will bring more celebrations right to the heart of our community.  It will be an occasion for our entire community to share in this spectacular weekend of celebration, a time for friendship, food and fun with families, loved ones, friends and neighbours.

Put the date in your dairy and join in with celebrating with a lunch fit for the Queen.

Street parties and garden parities are encouraged and, where it is not possible for you to hold a street party in your road, residents can attend a “Jubilee Lunch Site” at various safe stations around the parish.  Woolaston Memorial Hall Committee will provide tables and chairs for the Lunch sites, where you can take along your own food and drink and congregate with friends and family.  Provisional locations of the Jubilee Lunch Sites are

  • Birchfield Road Play area
  • Severn View Road
  • Corner of Birchwood Rd & Woolaston Common
  • Outside the corner shop
  • Ash Way Green
  • Reddings Close

The parish council is also keen to know how people are celebrating the Jubilee and would be pleased to hear from you if you are organising any sort of celebration, especially a garden party or a street party, or intend to attend one of the pre-organised picnic lunch sites.

Saturday 11 June 2022     1200                      Woolaston Jubilee Carnival

The Jubilee Carnival organised by the Woolaston Memorial Hall will be held the following weekend.