More than 30 community events being held to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee are set to receive a combined £50,000 from South Gloucestershire Council.
The funding, which was approved as part of last year’s budget, will support a range of street parties, picnics, garden parties, fun days and fetes over the long Jubilee weekend from Thursday, June 2, to Sunday, June 5.
In total, 33 local events run by Town and Parish Councils, community groups and charities bid for the funding, all of which have been recommended to receive a grant from the Council.
As part of this year’s Budget, the Council has taken a step further in marking the Queen’s 70 years on the throne, with the approval of a new Jubilee Park in Cadbury Heath, with a focus on bringing people closer to nature reflecting the late Duke of Edinburgh’s passion for biodiversity.
South Gloucestershire Council Cabinet Member for Public Health and Equality of Opportunity, Cllr Franklin Owusu-Antwi, said: “The Jubilee is a remarkable milestone in the Queen’s historic reign and it is great to see so many people across South Gloucestershire wanting to celebrate it with their communities this summer.
“I am delighted we are able to support so many local events like street and garden parties, fetes, picnics and festivals which will really bring people together, and I know many residents are looking forward to enjoying the festivities.”
The funding will be allocated to the following groups and activities across South Gloucestershire:
Organisation Project name Funding
5th Thornbury (Christ the King) Guides A Right Royal Pageant £1,750
AbleCare Homes Trust (Crossley House) QPJ Garden Party £1,210
AbleCare Homes Trust (Frenchay House) QPJ Garden Party £1,300
Acton Aid CIC Iron Acton QPJ Day £1,800
Acton Turville Parish Council Acton Turville QPJ Picnic £1,800
Almondsbury Village Events QPJ Village Fete £1,500
Aust Parish Council Aust Parish QPJ Games £1,450
Avon Valley Railway QPJ street parties £1,160
Bitton Parish Council QPJ Afternoon Tea £1,800
Bitton Village Residents Association Picnic and concert in the Pound Ground £1,000
Bradley Stoke Town Council Bradley Stoke Community Festival £1,800
Cerebral Palsy Plus Summer Party £1,800
Dodington Parish Council QPJ Picnic in the Park £500
Frampton Cotterell Parish Council Frampton QPJ fete/party £1,800
Friends of Page Park QPJ Party in Page Park £1,800
Hanham Abbots Parish Council QPJ Celebration £1,590
Juice Community Project CIC Picnic in the Park £1,050
Lyde Green Community Association Lyde Green QPJ Extravaganza £1,500
Marshfield Parish Council QPJ Beacon and Street Party £1,800
Old Sodbury Village Hall Committee Old Sodbury QPJ Day £1,650
Oldbury on Severn Parish Council Oldbury on Severn QPJ Celebrations £1,360
Olveston Parish Council The QPJ Celebration 2022 £1,800
Patchway Town Council QPJ Party £1,500
Pilning and Severn Beach Parish Council QPJ Beacon Evening £785
Siston Parish Council Family Open Event £1,800
Southern Brooks Community Partnerships QPJ Parties (Priority Neighbourhoods) £1,200
Staple Hill Community Hub Pendennis Estate Family Day £1,800
Turnberries Community Centre Mad Hatters QPJ £1,800
Tytherington Parish Council Village Picnic and Beacon Lighting £1,750
Westerleigh Neighbourhood Watch Village Fun Day for Westerleigh Village £1,650
Wickwar Social Club QPJ £1,800
Yate Town Council QPJ Beacon Event £1,500
Yate Town Council QPJ community event and picnic £1,200