Queen’s Green CanopyThe parish council has participated in the Queen’s Green Canopy jubilee project to create a lasting legacy for future generations and planted a commemorative tree and plaque in the grounds of the pavilion.
If you haven’t yet pledged to plant a tree, you can find out more information and sign up via this link: https://queensgreencanopy.org/
In honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and as a lasting memorial, the function room at the Pavilion has been renamed The Platinum Room and a commemorative plaque is being erected.
Our thanks to the Ivinghoe and Pitstone Women’s Institute for the knitted village decorations in both Pitstone and Ivinghoe.
Street parties and community events
Buckinghamshire Council waived the temporary street closure fee for Jubilee street parties over the Bank Holiday weekend and more than 90 groups have taken advantage of this offer. We know that many of you are planning to get together with friends and neighbours and we hope that you all enjoy your celebrations.
There are many community events taking place across the county, from Big Lunches to parties, many of which are listed on the BC events directory available here: online directory.
Jubilee activity packs are available to download from via this link. These have also been sent out to schools and care homes.
A Jubilee resource pack from Learning and Sharing Together is also available with ideas for celebrating with different generations.
Celebrate the Jubilee with Buckinghamshire Libraries
Buckinghamshire libraries are also offering an array of diverse and interesting Jubilee events from talks with a town crier and a former royal footman to commemorative pebble painting and crafts galore for children, there are over 60 planned events in Buckinghamshire libraries for residents and visitors to enjoy.
Discover what’s on for the Jubilee in your local library.
Buckinghamshire Archives Jubilee Exhibition
In addition to the above events, Buckinghamshire Libraries are delighted to be hosting a pop-up exhibition by Buckinghamshire Archives demonstrating how the county has celebrated past Jubilees.
The exhibition will be travelling around Buckinghamshire Libraries on these dates:
- 16 May to 7 June – High Wycombe Library and Princes Risborough Library
- 9 June to 22 June – Marlow Library and Aylesbury Library
- 24 June to 16 July – Amersham Library and Buckingham Library
Bernwood Jubilee Trail
Buckinghamshire Council has revitalised the historic Bernwood Jubilee Trail, a 61-mile walking and cycling route which circles the former Royal Hunting Forest of Henry II.
The trail, which runs through 31 parishes, is a beautiful path through woods, meadows and wildflower fields, with magnificent views and rare native flora and fauna as well as butterflies, birds and wildlife.
We’ve produced ten new walking and cycling maps for the trail, to enable people to explore the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside.
Lord Lieutenant’s Service of Thanksgiving
Lord Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire, Countess Howe, hosted a Service of Thanksgiving for HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at All Saints Parish Church in High Wycombe on Sunday 29 May. Attendance at the service was by invitation only, but everyone is invited to watch the recording of the service.