Broadland joins together to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday

Just Regional
Apr 13, 2016 4 mins read

Tea parties, picnics, concerts and street parties will take over the streets of Broadland this spring and summer, as its residents get together to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday on Thursday 21 April, with celebrations also taking place around her official birthday on Sunday 12 June.

Broadland communities are getting together to commemorate the occasion with a series of special events and street parties, including a Queen’s birthday beacon lighting in Thorpe St Andrew on Thursday 21 April and a Queen’s 90th birthday concert at Aylsham Town Hall on Saturday 11 June.

Salhouse residents will host a Picnic Street Party on Sunday 12 June at Jubilee Hall, as well as a Celebration in Flowers display at Salhouse church across the weekend. Taverham get into the celebratory spirit with an Open Gardens event on Sunday 12 June themed around the royal birthday, with some gardens offering barbecue lunches, cream teas, giant games on the lawn, and even a ‘find the royal corgi’ competition for children.

Broadland District Council is encouraging communities and businesses to organise their own events and parties to celebrate this unique occasion, and has produced a handy guide to putting on your own event. The guide includes information on licences, road closures, safety, risk assessments and publicity and helps you make the most of your event.

The council has also awarded a community grant of £500 to organisers in Blofield Heath, who will host a Queen’s birthday tea party and crown competition on Saturday 4 June, bringing residents together and new visitors to the Heathlands community centre. A limited number of Community Small Grants of up to £500 are available and can be applied for up to two weeks before the event (subject to availability) through the Economic Development team on grants@broadland.gov.uk or (01603) 430620.

The Chairman of Broadland District Council, Councillor Ken Leggett MBE, said “The Queen’s birthday celebrations are a great chance for Broadland communities to get together, whether it’s a street party or picnic, a royal tea party or concert. We’d love to see people celebrating in their village or town for these special occasions and urge communities to put on their own events.”

Whether you’re a local resident organising a street party, or a community group arranging a concert or throwing a royal garden party, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.

Find out how to arrange your own celebration, view the events happening within Broadland, and download the handy events planning guide via www.broadland.gov.uk/queensbirthday


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