£50k awarded for Jubilee events across South Glos over long bank holiday weekend in June

More than 30 community events being held to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee are set to receive a combined £50,000 from South Gloucestershire Council

The funding will support a range of street parties, picnics, garden parties, fun days and fetes over the long Jubilee weekend from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June.

In total, 33 local events run by town and parish councils, community groups and charities bid for the funding, all of which have been recommended to receive a grant from South Gloucestershire Council, it’s been announced today.

The council has taken a step further in marking the Queen’s 70 years on the throne with the approval of a new Jubilee Park in Cadbury Heath with a focus on bringing people closer to nature reflecting the late Duke of Edinburgh’s passion for biodiversity. The exact location of the park has yet to be revealed.

Among those receiving grants are Avon Valley Railway at Bitton which gets £1,160 for street parties.

Bitton Village Residents’ Association is planning a concert and picinc in the Pound Ground for which it will get £1,000, while Bitton Parish Council will be hosting an afternoon tea event with a £1,800 grant.

The Friends of Page Park in Staple Hill have been successful in their bid for £1,800 for a party in the park while the Staple Hill Community Hub will receive £1,800 for a family day at the Pendennis Estate.

Other successful applicants include Siston Parish Council (£1,800 for a family event); Hanham Abbots Parish Council (£1,590 for a Jubilee celebration); Juice Community Project in Cadbury Heath (£1,050 for a picnic in the park); and Lyde Green Community Association (£1,500 for an ‘extravaganza’ event).

For a full list of those receiving grants visit the council’s website.

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