THE QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE
This year we are celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen.
The Queen came to the throne on 6 February 1952 and her coronation took place on 2 June 1953. She celebrated her Silver Jubilee (25 years) in 1977, her Golden Jubilee (50 years) in 2002 and her Diamond Jubilee (60 years) in 2012. Never before has a British monarch celebrated 70 years on the throne, with Queen Victoria’s reign being the second longest at 63 years.
There is a long and unbroken tradition in our country of celebrating royal jubilees, weddings and coronations with the lighting of beacons.
As part of the Platinum Jubilee weekend, members of the public and organisations are being encouraged to organise Beacon Lightings around the county on Thursday 2 June 2022. You can download the official guide to beacon lighting for more information.
The Mayor of Dudley will be lighting a beacon on behalf of the borough at the top of the keep at Dudley Castle.
THE BIG JUBILEE LUNCH STREET PARTIES
The Big Jubilee lunch is the grand finale of the weekend of Jubilee celebrations. Whether you are celebrating with neighbours and friends, hosting at work, or local community groups please see the guide below for advice and tips.
The deadline for street party road closures has now passed. A full list of the street party road closures for the borough can be found on the traffic updates page.
THE QUEEN'S GREEN CANOPY
The Queen’s Green Canopy is an initiative which invites people from across the country to plant a tree and mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. It aims to encourage everyone to take part in improving our environment by planting trees from October through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.
We are delighted to be supporting this initiative and the Mayor of Dudley will be planting a tree at King George V Park, Wordsley to launch our local campaign. If your community, school or business would like to make your own contribution visit the Queen's Green Canopy official website for more details on how you can get involved.
PLATINUM JUBILEE '70TH BIRTHDAY' AFTERNOON TEA
The Mayor of Dudley, will be hosting a special jubilee afternoon tea on Wednesday 25 May for residents who were born between 6 February and 2 June 1952.
Applications for afternoon tea have now closed