The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022
You may already be well underway with planning celebrations in your local area for the up-coming Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend in June.
I just wanted to make you aware of a few areas where the District Council can help.
Firstly, our Community Action Grants are now live and constituted community groups can apply for funding towards their celebration projects, obtaining grants of up to £500. Non-constituted groups can apply but the money need to be accountable through an appropriate body such as local Parish Council. We are on hand to answer any questions regarding this.
NEDDC will also waive temporary road closure fees for Jubilee celebration events. Please follow the link for the process in how to apply for a closure: https://www.ne-derbyshire.gov.uk/licensing/temporary-road-closure-car-park-closure .
The Council is also promoting the Queen's Green Canopy (QGC), a tree planting initiative created to mark the occasion. Everyone across the UK is being invited to plant trees from October 2021, when the tree planting season begins, through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022. Free tree packs are available from The Woodlands Trust for schools and community groups who have permission from legal landowners to plant trees on their land. For more information please visit: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/schools-and-communities .
The emphasis from Cabinet and leadership at the authority is to help enable community celebrations of the Jubilee event either through the opportunities mentioned above or by helping promote them via our communications channels.
If you are planning events, can you please make us aware of dates, times and details as soon as you can so we can compile and promote the events through a 'what's on' newsletter to residents in advance – helping you maximise your attendances. Please email our Communications Team directly with your event information.
The latest date you can submit your dates to us to be included in the newsletter to every household in the District is 19 April 2022. This will give our Design Team enough time to work on the document and be distributed w/c 30 May 2022.
Further to this, our Communications Team is more than happy to work with you on other areas of promotion such as displaying on the Council website (this receives 1.5m visitors per year) and sharing your events on their social media streams (the NEDDC accounts have approximately 15,000 followers).
We want your local events to be as successful as possible and may be able to attend some of them to take photos – however we would welcome any you may take yourselves to document this incredible, once in a life time event. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with any images (although please obtain permission from those in the photograph prior to sending as we may use the images in publications).
If we can be of any further assistance or you require help and guidance to promote your events please contact the Communications Team on the above email.
Please share this email widely with your colleagues, community groups, local residents and businesses and we look forward to hearing from you soon.