Street parties, BBQs, parties in parks, tree planting and beacon lighting are just some of the events happening around Swale on The Queens Jubilee long weekend.
Local celebrations are being held across the country during a four-day bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June.
Councillor Richard Palmer, the cabinet member for community at Swale Borough Council, told SFM News: “We’re planning a brass band at Faversham Rec on Sunday afternoon for the Big Jubilee picnic and residents can get involved by making bunting for us to decorate our parks and green spaces. We’ll also be planting the winner’s design of The Queens Crown from Sittingbourne in Bloom’s school competition. We had a huge response to our Jubilee grants earlier this year, contributing more than £30,000 to community groups all over Swale for local events.”
Cllr Elliott Jayes, deputy cabinet member for community, said: “There’s a fun day at the Ship Inn in Conyer and a teddy bears picnic at the Sittingbourne and Kemsley light railway over the long weekend, and Faversham Pool swill be hosting a ‘Duckingham Palace’ family swim session. Sheerness Town Council will be holding a celebration at Beachfields Park from 11am to 3pm on Sunday (5th June), there’ll be a beacon lighting ceremony at Crundalls Wharf in Queenborough at 9.15pm on Thursday, and there’s something on every day at The Spinney in Leysdown including fairground rides, kids disco, parade, steel band and afternoon tea. This extra-long bank holiday weekend to celebrate The Queen’s 70-year reign will give everyone the chance to relax and reconnect with friends and family after a difficult few years.”
For more information you can visit: www.visit-swale.co.uk/find-out-whats-on-in-faversham-sittingbourne-and-the-isle-of-sheppey/anniversaries/celebrate-the-queens-platinum-jubilee-in-swale for a full list of what's going on throughout the borough.