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Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

On Sunday 6 February Arundel residents marked the beginning of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year, when the Mayor of Arundel planted a commemorative tree in Jubilee Gardens as part of the Queen’s Green CanopyMore information about this event and photos can be found here.

But the Platinum Jubilee will be a year-long celebration of events and initiatives across the UK including an extended bank holiday from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June. 

Arundel Town Council are delighted to announce a series of free community events and activities for Arundel residents to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, supported by the Arundel Festival of the Arts.

To register for free ticketed events at Hiorne Tower and Herington’s Field, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/arundels-platinum…


Cake-Making Competition

The first of the town’s Platinum Jubilee competitions – a Great British Bake-off style competition – is being organised by Arundel Lido at their ‘Elevenses Jubilee Garden Party’ on Monday 6 June.

Contact Arundel Lido for more information on how you can join in.

Best Dressed Window

We would like to invite residents to decorate their windows to be judged by the Mayor over the Jubilee weekend. We are offering a prize of a pair of commemorative Jubilee mugs, plus a donation of £70 representing the 70 years of the Queen’s reign to a charity of the winner’s choice.

Jubilee Flower Competition 

Further details will follow, but this is advance notice that to celebrate the 2022 Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year we would like every garden and window box in Arundel to look beautiful this summer. So we are going to run a competition. 

The criteria will be a display that embodies the idea of “Celebration”-and you can interpret that idea in any way that you wish.  

There will be two categories: 

  1. Gardens which are visible to the public, which will generally be front gardens 
  2. Other spaces: which can be planters, window boxes or hanging baskets 

Judging will take place on the last weekend in August and winners will be announced at the Arundel Flower & Vegetable Show on 29th August.  

Art, Photography and Writing Competitions 

To celebrate the 2022 Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year we are going to hold competitions for people of all ages to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. There will be three competitions:

  • Art  
  • Photography 
  • Writing  

The theme of each competition will be: “This is what the Jubilee means to me”, which can be interpreted in any way that you wish. Let your creative imagination run riot.

Closing date: 1 November 2022

Entries will be exhibited in the Town Hall and the winners will be announced at the Community Awards presentation on 1st December.

Some of these will be chosen to be included in a time capsule to be buried on 31st December 2022 to mark this historic year for the town.


Arundel Town Council is making available £5,000 to support groups and organisations which are planning to organise events to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee during 2022.  

The maximum grant which will normally be awarded to any single group or organisation is £500. 

For full details of the eligibility criteria and how to apply, please download the Jubilee Grant application form here. 


Public event 

Arun District Council have lots of information on preparing for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee here. Further guidance, including their deadlines for applying to hold an event can be found here

Street parties 

The deadline to apply to hold a street party within your community is 15 April 2022. Street parties are simple, private events and do not generally include activities that require licenses, such as selling alcohol or providing entertainment. They are normally: 

  • for residents and neighbours only 
  • publicised only to residents 
  • self organised 

You do not need insurance or a formal risk assessment. You will need to provide a plan of the road or roads affected by the event. There is no fee for administering and granting road closures.  

Find out more and apply here

If you require further advice or want to talk through your plans before submitting to Arun District Council, please contact Tracy Clayton, Town Events Manager on townevents@arundeltowncouncil.gov.uk or 01903 882954 option 3. 


https://www.royal.uk/platinumjubilee – including information on the national celebrations, resources to download including the official Jubilee emblem and guidelines for its use, and hashtags for social media 

https://platinumjubilee.gov.uk/ – find out how to share your event to an interactive map, host your own Big Jubilee Lunch, explore funding available and check official guidance on how to name your event