Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend 2nd-5th June to be celebrated across West Sussex

Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend Historical picture of The Queen and the Duke of Edinbrugh

Services celebrating Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend

West Sussex County Council is gearing up to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend which takes place from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June.

In the run up to the bank holiday weekend, services from across the council will be supporting residents to celebrate the momentous occasion in a number of ways. These include:

  • West Sussex schools hosting their own events with pupils and staff before schools break up for half term
  • Meals on Wheels customers receiving lemon drizzle cake as part of their meal to celebrate the occasion
  • West Sussex Libraries hosting a number of events, including Royal Storytimes, Hunt the Missing Corgis, Royal Afternoon Tea and other free events

Queen Elizabeth’s affiliation to West Sussex

Pete Bradbury, Chairman of the County Council, said “Along with all of my council colleagues and on behalf of residents of West Sussex, I’m delighted to congratulate Her Majesty and we are very much looking forward to joining in the celebrations marking her 70 years of service to the British people.

“Our county has been fortunate to be involved in the history of Queen Elizabeth, from having her build sandcastles near Bognor Regis in 1929 as a princess, to her more recent royal visit in 2017 when she met with the Canine Partners charity in Midhurst and watched a performance by Chichester Festival Theatre’s Youth Theatre.

“She is one of the most recognisable figures in British history and we are proud to have such a strong affiliation with Her Majesty.”

For more information on what people can do to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend, including links to the official Platinum Jubilee website, library events and West Sussex Record Office blog posts related to the Queen, visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/platinumjubilee.

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