In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service.
Platinum Jubilee celebrations will be taking place across the UK.
You can find full details of celebrations and how to get involved, at:
In the coming weeks and months, we will make announcements about events in Thurrock.
You can find events that are already planned – or submit details of your own event – at:
From Saturday 28 May to Friday 24 June, Thurrock Museum is celebrating with an exhibition of photographs and memorabilia in the ground floor gallery of the Thameside Complex in Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5DX. This exhibition is organised by Thurrock Museum Volunteers.
Organise a street party
Street parties are a great way for communities to come together and share their celebration.
For advice on how to organise a safe and successful street party – including a simple online form you can use to send us details – go to organising a street party.
When planning a jubilee event, we recommend you first contact your local community forum to check whether any other events are being planned nearby.
You could host a street party or celebration during the bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022, or as part of 'The Big Jubilee Lunch'.
The Big Jubilee Lunch is the official national community celebration for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend. You can find out more, and download packs to help you celebrate with your neighbours and community, from Eden Project Communities: The Big Lunch.
Eden Project Communities has recognised Thurrock Council as a 'Platinum Council' for road closure fees and encouraging communities to take part in Platinum Jubilee celebrations in a special recognition list of Platinum Councils. Go to Eden Project Communities: Platinum Councils recognised for supporting the big jubilee lunch.
Thurrock CVS (Community and Voluntary Services) offers 'Small Sparks' funding of up to £250 to help community-led projects that bring residents together. If you are planning a jubilee event in Thurrock involving other community members or neighbours, you can apply for Small Sparks support. You must be able to match the amount you request.
For more information and to apply for funding, go to Stronger Together: Small Sparks and Thurrock Community Fund.
The final date for Small Sparks applications is 16 May 2022.
Watching Jubilee events on TV
Normally a TV licence is needed for the temporary use of TV equipment in a community setting, such as a village hall or community centre. To mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee across the weekend from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022, however, the BBC is granting a special 'dispensation'.
This means that if you're celebrating by arranging an event in a community setting or street, where TV isn't usually watched, you'll be able to screen the live programmes throughout the weekend without needing to pay for a licence. The dispensation also applies to shops and events such as agricultural shows. For more information, go to TV Licensing: screening at a community event.