Published Tuesday 1 March 2022 at 17:14
The borough’s gearing up for a royal weekend of celebrations to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and you’re all invited to join in!
Last year it was announced that the June Bank Holiday weekend would be extended nationally from Thursday June 2nd to Sunday June 5th to pave the way for events to mark Her Majesty the Queen becoming the first British Monarch ever to reign for 70 years.
We are encouraging you to come together with your friends, family and neighbours to arrange a ‘Big Jubilee Lunch’ and street parties to celebrate the occasion.
Street parties are to be the crowning glory of Jubilee celebrations. If you require a road closure for your street party, you will need to complete an online form informing us of where and when the road closure will take place.
Please read our guidance for event organisers who are planning a street party event before submitting an online application form. You will need to apply by 11pm on Friday 22 April 2022.
In the run-up to the weekend, we’ll be sharing handy planning guides, including details on road closures and more.
Excitement is already building up with Cherry Tree Cricket Club planning ‘Blackburn’s biggest jubilee garden party’ at their ground.
The ‘Last Night of the Proms’ celebration will take place on Sunday, June 5th, with the Blackburn Symphony Orchestra and The Starlight Swing Orchestra performing on a special outdoor stage.
Darwen Scouts are arranging a lighting of a beacon, fittingly at Darwen’s Jubilee Tower too.
Both Blackburn and Darwen town centre are also set to receive royal treatment with brand new jubilee planting displays.
Leader of the Council, Councillor Mohammed Khan CBE, said:
What an achievement for the Queen to have reigned for 70 years – just incredible.
She has long been a loyal servant to our country and I’m looking forward to the communities of Blackburn with Darwen coming together to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee.
We are proud to have community spirit in abundance here in the borough and, after the difficulties of the last years due to the pandemic, it’ll be fantastic to see neighbours once again out on the streets enjoying parties and each other’s company.
Blackburn is of course also bidding for City Status as part of the Jubilee honours. Find out all about the City Bid below: