CELEBRATIONS FIT FOR A QUEEN

 

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Hedge End.

 

 

We hope the residents of Hedge End will join us in celebrating The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

 

Her Majesty is the only British monarch to have reigned for 70 years. The festivities begin with the extended Bank Holiday on Thursday 2nd June until Sunday 5th June.

 

We are celebrating in a number of ways including a Platinum Picnic in the Park, an official Jubilee Bench, village centre commemorative display, tree planting and a Community Woodland.

 

Please keep checking here for updates.

 

PLATINUM PICNIC IN THE PARK

Sunday 5th June 

11.30am until 3pm

St John's Recreation Ground

Hedge End 

SO30 4AF

 

We hope residents will pack a picnic and join us to celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a fun family day.  The paddling pool and kiosk will be open and there will be a programme of free music and entertainment.  

 

We have gratefully received grants from the Carnival Committee and Hampshire County Council towards the celebrations. 

 

FREE Entertainment includes:


The Jubilee Brass Band

Music Fun Factory

Colin Phillips Magician

Creative Capers Face Painting and Balloon Artist

Arts and Crafts - make your own crown and Royal pinwheel

Hampshire Police vehicle

Hampshire Fire and Rescue fire engine

Hedge End Town Council Paddling Pool

 

A Craft Crawl Market hosted by North Family Arts will be held in the 2000 Centre from 10am. For more information or to a book a stall, please contact Vicki on 07752 249558 or email northfamilyarts@gmail.com or see Facebook @Northfamilyarts

 

Hedge End Social Club will be holding an Open Day where they will be welcoming non-members.

 

PARKING

Please be considerate to local residents and park in the former Budgens site.  Please note that there will be NO PARKING at the 2000 Centre for the Platinum Picnic in the Park.

 

 

PLATINUM PUDDING

Congratulations to Jemma Melvin who won the competition to create a Platinum Pudding for the Jubilee.  Her Lemon Swiss Roll and Amaretti Trifle wowed the judges, who included Mary Berry. 


If you fancy having a go at making it - perhaps to bring along to the Platinum Picnic in the Park - read the recipe here.  Hint: to save time perhaps you could buy the swiss roll, lemon curd, custard and amaretti biscuits! ;) 

 

 

HEDGE END BANDSTAND

From Monday 30th May. 

 

Schoolchildren from our local primary schools and Hedge End Town Council Youth Groups will decorate the Bandstand to commemorate each decade of The Queen's reign.  This project has been kindly sponsored by Minuteman Press in Hedge End. 

 

 

 

 

JUBILEE BENCH and FLAG

 

We will be installing a specially designed Platinum Jubilee Bench to commemorate the occasion. The bench is being made by David Ogilvie Engineering Limited based in Scotland.  We will also be flying the official Jubilee Flag outside our Town Council offices in the 2000 Centre. 

 

 

 

TREE PLANTING

 

The Chair of the Council will be plant a single commemorative tree in the Autumn. The location is yet to be decided. 

 

 

COMMUNITY WOODLAND

 

As part of the Queen's Green Canopy, we have applied to the Woodland Trust to be part of the 'Plant a Tree for the Jubilee'.  If successful, we will be able to plant more than 400 trees in a community woodland project. We will be inviting residents to come along and help us plant in the Autumn.