Communities across North Lincolnshire will come together for a blockbuster-bank holiday weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
North Lincolnshire Council has supported event organisers, providing almost £20,000 to enable dozens of activities to take place in every corner of the region between Thursday 2 and Sunday 5 June 2022.
Road closures will be in place throughout the celebrations, which mark an unprecedented anniversary – the first time a monarch has celebrated 70 years of service.
Cllr John Briggs, who was elected as North Lincolnshire’s 26th Mayor earlier this month, will attend many of the events. He said:
“The Platinum Jubilee is a once in a generation event. It is only right that we come together to celebrate the Queen’s remarkable achievement and the people of North Lincolnshire have responded, organising a huge variety of fantastic events.
“To serve as Mayor during such a historic occasion is a special privilege and I’m looking forward to visiting many events over the bank holiday weekend, congratulating the hard-working volunteers who have made them happen, in person.
“We’ve seen over the past 18 months just what a fantastic community spirit North Lincolnshire has, and I’m sure this will be on show again over the bank holiday weekend. However residents are celebrating, I hope they enjoy the festivities.”
The Mayor will be joining North Lincolnshire residents at events across the Platinum Jubilee weekend.
This includes a special Picnic in the Park taking place at Normanby Hall Country Park from 10am on Sunday 5 June.
At the event visitors will be able to celebrate in style, enjoying family-friendly entertainment, live music and even a spitfire fly-past.
To find out more about the events taking place, and the road closures that will be in place across North Lincolnshire, please visit the council website.
The Queen has been a frequent visitor to Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire during her long reign, making visits in 1958, 1974, 1981 and perhaps most memorably, during her 2002 Golden Jubilee tour.