Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Three Rivers
20th April 2022
The chair of Three Rivers District Council is encouraging local communities, groups, organisations, businesses and more to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
On 2 June 2022 the Queen will be marking her 70th year on the throne - an achievement no previous monarch has reached. To celebrate this extraordinary milestone a national lighting of the beacons event is being planned – and Three Rivers District Council will be hosting its own beacon in front of its Rickmansworth offices Three Rivers House.
Cllr Keith Martin, Chair of the Council for 2021-22, said: “What a remarkable achievement Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne is. Seventy years of unparalleled service to the country and the Commonwealth – this is an occasion to mark and to remember – and I am delighted that we will be taking part in the national celebrations by lighting our own beacon.
“For many of us, we have only ever known life under this Queen’s reign, she has been a constant presence in all our lives as our head of state and this is a great moment to celebrate.”
More than 1,500 beacons will be lit throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories, and one in each of the capital cities of Commonwealth countries in recognition of The Queen’s long and selfless service. The beacons will enable local communities, individuals and organisations to pay tribute to the Queen as part of the official Platinum Jubilee Weekend of celebrations from the 2 to 5 June 2022.
More than 700 trees are to be planted in Three Rivers district as part of an initiative created to mark the Jubilee. The Queen's Green Canopy will see new trees planted, as well as ancient woodlands and forests protected, across the UK. During the project more than 700 trees are being planted by Three Rivers District Council in a variety of locations across the district.
Other events being organised by the council are set to include a district wide litter pick, community bulb planting, The Queen’s Knickers Children’s Show at Watersmeet, an exhibition of Jubilee inspired artwork at Artistsmeet and opportunities for people to share their memories of the Queen’s 70 year reign.
JUBILEE BEACON LIGHTING:
On 2 June a beacon in the Rose Garden of Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, joined thousands across the UK to mark the Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee. The event included a performance by South Oxhey Choir. The beacon was formally lit by the Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, David Cansdale QPM. Cllr Sarah Nelmes, the Leader of Three Rivers District Council and Cllr Debbie Morris, Chair of the Council, also attended.
- Three Rivers Beacon Lighting: 9.10pm - 10pm, The Rose Garden, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth. A beacon in Rickmansworth will join thousands across the UK to mark the Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee in June. The event will include a performance by South Oxhey Choir and will be open to the public. The beacon will be formally lit by the Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, David Cansdale QPM. Cllr Sarah Nelmes, the Leader of Three Rivers District Council and Cllr Debbie Morris, Chair of the Council, will also attend.
- Eastbury Residents' Association Queen's Jubilee Celebration: 11am- 4pm, Eastbury Recreation Ground, Batchworth Lane. Eastbury Residents Association are inviting residents to bring their own picnic blanket and enjoy the fun. The afternoon will feature food and ice cream vans, fun fair games and rides, bouncy castles, craft and local business stalls, charity plant stalls, a cake competition and a live DJ. Disabled parking will be available at Eastbury Farm School for those with a blue badge.
- Oxhey Jets Jubilee Celebrations: From 3pm, Oxhey Jets Football Club, Altham Way, South Oxhey. Oxhey Jets are holding a double celebration for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and the football club's own 50th anniversary. Gates open from 3pm for the event which will feature a food van and disco.
- Abbots Langley's Big Jubilee Lunch: 12pm-4pm, School Mead, Abbots Langley. Watford Lions are organising the lunch in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee. Bring your own picnic and cake to share. Tea and squash, music, licensed bar, ice cream, competitions, games and activities will all be available. Wear fancy dress, or red, white and blue.