Queens Platinum Jubilee

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old. Full details can be found on the offical royal website at www.royal.uk/platinum-jubilee-central-weekend.

There will be year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world as communities and people come together to celebrate The Queen’s historic reign. Throughout the year, Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family will travel around the country to undertake a variety of engagements to mark this historic occasion culminating with the focal point of the Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June.

An extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June, will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone. Across the four days the celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflections on The Queen’s 70 years of service.

View a list of events happening in Amber Valley.

Use the drop down menu below to find out more information for Amber Valley residents.

Many residents of the borough may wish to hold street parties on those dates to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. Should you wish to organise a summer fete or street party please read the following guidance information.


The Awards for All programme is now accepting applications that celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This programme now focuses on funding projects and organisations helping communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available for community-led events throughout 2022.

The fund supports organisations to:

  • continue to deliver activity - whether the community needs crisis response, recovery or business as usual activity
  • change and adapt, becoming more resilient to respond to new and future challenges.

In order to support communities to thrive, the programme aims to:

  • build strong relationships in and across communities
  • improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
  • help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage.

The programme can fund:

  • the organisation's running costs
  • small land or refurbishment projects (but make sure the land or building is owned, have a lease that cannot be ended for five years, have a letter from the owner saying the land or building will be leased to you for at least five years, or an official letter from the owner or landlord that says you're allowed to do work on the building). Also get planning permission for the work
  • equipment
  • one-off events
  • staff costs
  • training costs
  • transport
  • utilities
  • volunteer expenses.

This list does not include everything. So, if you're not sure contact the Community Fund at www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/about/contact-us.

Who can apply?

  • Voluntary and community organisations
  • Constituted group or club
  • Registered charities
  • Charitable incorporated organisations (CIO)
  • Not-for-profit company
  • Community interest company (CIC)
  • School (as long as the project benefits and involves the communities around the school)
  • Statutory body (including local authorities, town, parish and community council)
  • Community benefit society

How to apply

The application form is online and you will need to register to access it, go to www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/apply/under-10k/start  

For further details please visit www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/national-lottery-awards-for-all-england

Let’s celebrate safely together in Amber Valley – we are working with Food Standards Agency on how to serve up safe food

It’s only ten days to go until the Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee so if you’re planning to celebrate in AREA during the long Bank Holiday weekend (2-5 June 2022), and you’re not sure where to start, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and your local council is here to help. We have some easy to follow tips so that the food at your event will be memorable for all the right reasons. 

To ensure a risk-free celebration, remember warm weather and outdoor cooking are the perfect conditions for bacteria to grow, and risks remain when preparing and serving chilled food in these conditions.  

Narriman Looch, Head of Foodborne Disease Control at the FSA said: "We are delighted that the Platinum Jubilee gives communities in Amber Valley a chance to enjoy gathering together over the long weekend to celebrate this historic milestone. Celebrating safely means thinking about food safety ahead of time, so on the day you can concentrate on enjoying the party. 
"We know there’s a lot to organise, but don’t forget hygiene is also important, so plan out carefully how you will prepare, make and store food. None of us want unsafe food to affect the fun we will all hope to have on the day."

Planning an event in AREA? Here are some simple tips if you're making food for large numbers of people:  

  • wash your hands regularly with soap and water before food preparation and consumption
  • always wash fresh fruit and vegetables
  • keep raw and ready-to-eat foods apart
  • do not use food past its use-by date
  • always read any cooking instructions and make sure food is properly cooked before you serve it – it needs to be piping hot
  • ensure that food preparation areas are cleaned and sanitised before and after use and ensure equipment is washed in hot soapy water
  • plan ahead to keep your food cool until you're ready to eat. Any foods which you would usually keep in the fridge at home also need to be kept cool on your picnic. This includes; any food with a use-by-date, cooked dishes, salads and dairy products
  • place these foods in a cool box or cool bag with ice or frozen gel packs. Distribute these throughout the box or bag, not all at the bottom. You can also use frozen drinks to help keep your cool box cold. Store cold food below five degrees to prevent bacteria from growing.

You do not need a food hygiene training certificate to make and sell food for charity events, however, you need to make sure that you handle food safely. Following FSA guidance on the 4 C’s: cleaning, chilling, cooking, avoiding cross-contamination will help you prepare a safe feast for your community.  

If you are putting on a one-off event for friends and neighbours, you do not need to register, however if any food businesses are present they must be registered with the local council.

Read more about food safety, and how to contact the team, at www.ambervalley.gov.uk/business/food-safety.

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 570222 or email enquiry@ambervalley.gov.uk