Suffolk celebrates as 185 Platinum Jubilee events approved


Communities across Suffolk are preparing to celebrate Her Majesty, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, as Suffolk County Council approves applications for 185 events.

Thousands of residents across the county will come together with neighbours and attend celebration events between Thursday 2 and Sunday 5 June, to mark Her Majesty, The Queen’s 70 years of service.

Originally, fees were waived for events taking place on Sunday 5 June only - which is being referred to nationally as the ‘Big Jubilee Lunch’, however due to the unprecedented demand for events taking place across the rest of the weekend, Suffolk County Council also waived fees for events taking place on Thursday 2, Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June.

The waived fees are associated with costs related to road closure applications and traffic management, such as signs and barriers.

The approved celebrations are made up of smaller street party style events in roads and cul-de-sacs; held by residents and community groups, and bigger events organised by town, parish, borough and district councils.

Councillor Paul West, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for Ipswich, operational highways and flooding, said:

“This milestone for Her Majesty, The Queen is an incredible achievement and I am delighted that so many communities across Suffolk are joining together with their neighbours and celebrating this momentous occasion. By waiving fees for events across this weekend of celebration, we were able to encourage as many as possible to get involved, whether it be a small gathering in a local street, or a larger event, organised by town or parish councils. Our highway teams have worked tirelessly to approve as many of these events as possible and will be working with communities to ensure they can carry these events out safely and successfully.”

View the list of events and road closures here or visit One.Network, use the ‘Public Events’ layer and toggle the ‘Queen’s Jubilee’ option to green to see these locations displayed on an interactive map (you may be required to create an account).