The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations - Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022

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Welcome to the Salford City Council webpages for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

To celebrate The Queen reaching 70 years of service, an extended Bank Holiday, from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022 will provide everyone throughout the United Kingdom with a chance to come together for the Platinum Jubilee and celebrate this historic milestone.

Different types of events you can organise with your families, communities, neighbours and friends might include:

  • Planting a tree or flowers
  • Organising a Jubilee walk or trail round a park
  • Releasing thousands of bubbles instead of balloons for a beautiful sky display
  • Organising a street party with your neighbours
  • Organising a music concert
  • Organising a lunch party or picnic in your local park
  • Inviting your community for a Global Potluck dinner party
  • Organising a children’s fancy dress party
  • Displaying your own family and friends’ photos commemorating past events from the last 70 years
  • Creating a window or balcony display
  • Holding an exhibition of cultural dress and costumes

If you are looking to get involved in celebrating Her Majesty’s historic reign by holding an event in Salford, all the details you’ll need including how to apply and information on what funding is available to support organisations planning commemorative events and activities are listed below.

How to apply for funding for your celebration from Salford City Council

Eligibility

  • any grant application that delivers improved wellbeing and health outcomes for the local population will be considered.

Funding applications

  • you can apply for funding via the council's devolved funding, please note if you are applying for more than £500, a constitution is required.

Grant funding can be applied for to fund items such as:

  • publicity costs
  • PA system hire
  • insurance
  • marshalling
  • entertainment

How to apply for National Lottery Funding

More than £22 million of National Lottery funding is being made available to help communities across the country come together to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

More information on the different funds available can be found on the National Lottery Community Fund Website.

How to apply for an event in a Salford park or green space

To hold an event in a Salford public park, green space or open space you must submit an application form. Learn more about submitting an event application.

Please note that the deadline for event applications for Queens Platinum Jubilee events is Friday 29 April 2022.

If you organise an event in a park or green space, you will need to get public liability insurance for your event.

Street parties

What is a street party?

Street parties are enjoyable free, community events which allow for neighbours to unite and celebrate a national or regional occasion.

The activities should be suitable for families.

Street parties are held in residential streets and are considered to be open solely to residents, their family and friends.

Street parties are self-organised by residents or a chosen 'neighbourhood committee' or community group.

They need to have an agreed start and reasonable finish time agreed by the residents.

How to apply to hold a street party

You will need to apply to Salford City Council by contacting the Highways team.

The closing date for street party applications for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is Friday 29 April 2022.

If you organise a street party, you will need to get public liability insurance for your event.

Get more information on holding a Salford street party.

Licensable activity

Certain activities require a license. The sale of alcohol, the provision of hot food and drink between 11pm to 5am, or the provision of regulated entertainment (for example, the performance of live or the playing of recorded music, a film, play or dance) to the public, may be licensable activity and may require a temporary event notice. Get more information on applying for a temporary event notice. Applications should be submitted in good time, with a minimum of ten working days before the event (excluding the day that the application is made and the first day of the event).

Medical provision at events

Please see the PDF document below prepared by the North West Ambulance Service which includes guidance for event organisers to assist them in the provision of adequate medical cover for events.

Balloons and Sky Lanterns

Balloons and sky lanterns releases are an impressive sight, although it's sometimes easy to forget the dangers this can have for wildlife and the environment. Once released these quickly become litter. Although biodegradable options are available, such as bamboo framed sky lanterns, these still take months or even years to break down.

Salford City Council will not give permission for balloon and sky lantern releases as part of any event application. 

Bonfire and Firework safety

Get guidance on bonfire and firework safety.

Please remember, it is an offence to let fireworks off between 11pm to 7am except on Bonfire Night 12am, Diwali, New Year's Eve, and Chinese New Year, 1am.

Getting public liability insurance for your event

Here is a selection of companies commonly used by community groups in Salford for their event insurance cover.

Please contact them to discuss the type of event you are hosting, where you are hosting it, and what type of cover is most appropriate for the activities you are planning.

The Queen’s Green Canopy in Salford

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Everyone across the UK is being invited to plant trees from October, through to the end of the Jubilee year.

In Salford we work closely with City of Trees. City of Trees is delivering a green recovery programme through planting trees and restoring woodlands for the people and wildlife of Greater Manchester. Working with communities, organisations, and businesses to build an ambitious movement, dedicated to planting a tree for every citizen within just five years.

To find out about tree planting activities taking place see the City of Trees website. Every tree makes a difference in Salford.

The Big Jubilee Lunch

Communities from across the UK are invited to come together for The Big Jubilee Lunch as part of the official celebrations for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!

It's the party that's right up your street, and everyone's invited, so let's take to our streets, gardens and neighbourhoods to have fun and get to know one another a little better. Sign up for your free pack to help you get started.

More information about holding an event

For general enquiries on events email eventapplications@salford.gov.uk

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