The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Hedge End.


Thank you to all who came to celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee at our Platinum Picnic in the Park on Sunday 5th June.


A big thank you to all our entertainers - Colin Phillips Magician, Creative Capers Face Painting and Balloon Artist, Hedge End Town Council Youth Group who spent the day making over 150 crowns and Royal windmills, our two brilliant bands Warsash Concert Band and Hamwic Brass Band, Rascals Castles Bouncy Castle, North Family Arts and all the stallholders at the Craft Crawl Market, Hampshire Fire and Rescue crew from Hightown Fire Station and Hedge End Police who made the event so wonderful.


We will be featuring the event with lots of photos in the next edition of the Gazette. 




Schoolchildren from all our local primary schools and Hedge End Town Council Youth Groups have decorated the Bandstand to commemorate each decade of The Queen's reign.  

This project has been kindly sponsored by Minuteman Press in Hedge End. 




We have installed a specially designed Platinum Jubilee Bench to commemorate the occasion. The bench has been 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. 






The Chair of the Council has planted a tulip tree in St John's Recreation Ground in Memory of Queen Elizabeth II in her Jubilee Year. 




As part of the Queen's Green Canopy, we have been gifted 450 trees from the Woodland Trust . All are welcome to help us plant these trees at Dowd's Farm at 10am on Thursday 24th November, 2022. Please bring suitable clothing for the conditions and weather on the day. It will be muddy so we recommend wellies! 


The woodland will be dedicated to the memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


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! ;)