£50,000 for community groups to hold Jubilee festivities across South Gloucestershire


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 Social                                    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