Thank you for joining us in celebration of
THE QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE
in Sudbury 2022
On 6th February this year Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.
To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, events and initiatives will take place throughout the year, the highlight was a nationwide four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. This bank holiday provided an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone.
The four days of celebrations included public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen’s 70 years of service. Take a look at some of the photos and footage from Sudbury's celebrations below!
Events proudly organised by Sudbury Town Council
SUDBURY'S JUBILEE WINDOWS DISPLAY TRAIL & PUBLIC VOTE
We were so thrilled to see such creative Jubilee Window Displays in Sudbury town centre, beautifully put together by over 50 participating (mostly independent) businesses. The displays have brought so much cheer, and they really helped set the scene for was an incredible Platinum Jubilee weekend in town. We received 532 public votes for your favourite displays and we’re thrilled to announce the People’s Choice winners:
The joint winners, both with 16% of the vote each are:
Lipstick & Locks, North Street
Ree's Café, North Street Parade
The joint runners up, all with 6% of the votes each are:
Ray's Retro, North Street
Wood Green Animal Charity, King Street
Holmes & Hills, North Street
On 9th June we also draw a winner from everyone who voted in a random prize draw - the drawn voter will win a ‘Sudbury Love Local Hamper’ with over £250 worth of goodies kindly donated by Sudbury’s fantastic independent businesses. They will be announced our Facebook page in a live stream.
Thank you everyone who took the time to vote and please keep supporting local, Sudbury has a very unique town centre and we need to keep showing Sudbury businesses our support!
PLATINUM JUBILEE COUNTRY FAIR
Hosted on Thursday 2nd June 2022 at Friars Meadow, Sudbury, CO10 2TL
Hundreds of visitors enjoyed a fantastic day of
dog shows, canoing, sheepdog & falconry displays, circus workshops, inflatables and children’s rides, over 40 stalls all to the back drop of Sudbury's beautiful Friars Meadow. We even had a visit from Spiderman and Wonder Woman!
Thank you to everyone who attended, enjoyed, entertained and had a stall with us and made it such a memorable day!
THE QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE BEACONS
Held on Thursday 2nd June 2022 from 9.30pm on The Croft, Sudbury, CO10 1BA
On 2nd June 2022 more than 1,500 beacons were lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories, and one in each of the capital cities of Commonwealth countries in recognition of The Queen’s long and selfless service.
The beacons enabled local communities, individuals and organisations to pay tribute to HM The Queen as part of the official Platinum Jubilee Weekend of celebrations held from 2nd to 5th June 2022.
Thank you to the wonderful crowd who joined us on the Croft on 2nd June 2022 to mark this special occasion. Thanks to Bill Hiskett for capturing the moment, we hope you enjoy the video.
Pipers played: Diu Regnare by Town Piper, Tricia Drawbridge. Introductions by The Town Mayor of Sudbury, Cllr Ellen Murphy.
Sudbury Town Council were pleased to be sharing this occasion with representatives from Great Cornard Parish Council who joined us for the lighting of the beacon.
Video courtesy: Bill Hiskett
PLATINUM JUBILEE STREET PARTY
Held on Sunday 5th June on Market Hill, Sudbury, CO10 2EA
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Sudbury's Platinum Jubilee celebration finale! A huge street party held in the centre of Sudbury on Market Hill where we celebrated to the musicial backdrop of local talent including: The Accidentals, Serena Grant and Ben Smith. We were also joined by magicians, a Punch & Judy show, Cinderella and Belle and a host of food and drink stalls including Sudbury's very own Mauldon's Brewery and Sudbury Market's favourite brownie and blondie makers; Baked by Humphries.
Weston's Bakery provided us with the most incredible Union Jack cupcake creation to hand out to visitors with their compliments on the day. Needless to say, they didn't last long!
We were joined by BBC Look East on the day who produced this lovely film that really captured the community celebratory feel of the day. Enjoy!
PLATINUM JUBILEE MUG
Take home a piece of history as the Town of Sudbury celebrates the momentous occasion of The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
This beautiful limited edition fine bone china mug is now exclusively available from Sudbury Tourist Information Centre based at Sudbury Town Hall on Gaol Lane for just £8.50.
Sudbury Tourist Infomation Centre is open 6 days a week: Mon - Sat.
THE FESTIVAL OF SUFFOLK
Sudbury was thrilled to be part of the 550 mile torch relay which visited 250 towns and villages in Suffolk as part of a major event, celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The Festival of Suffolk Torch Relay forms a key part of the celebrations which are set to become the county’s biggest ever community event. Selected community heroes accompanied the torch as it made its way around the county.
On the evening of Wednesday 18th May, 9 nominated Sudbury heroes, together with The Mayor of Sudbury proudly carried the torch on a short lap around Sudbury town centre. Thank you to everyone who attended to cheer on our local heroes, it was a wonderful way to kick start Sudbury's Jubilee celebrations!
Get Involved with
THE QUEEN'S GREEN CANOPY
The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
Everyone from individuals to Scout and Girlguiding groups, villages, cities, counties, schools and corporates will be encouraged to play their part to enhance our environment by planting trees during the official planting season between October to March. Tree planting will commence again in October 2022, through to the end of the Jubilee year.
With a focus on planting sustainably, the QGC will encourage planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the Nation, which will benefit future generations.
The Mayor of Sudbury plants a flowering Cherry Tree for
THE QUEEN'S GREEN CANOPY
On the 28th February 2022 the Town Mayor of Sudbury, Sue Ayres planted a flowering cherry tree at Sudbury Cemetery as part of The Queen's Green Canopy accompanied by a commemorative plaque.
Sudbury's Cherry Tree has become part of this ambitious nationwide project.
Have you planted a tree for the Jubilee locally?
Don't forget to add your contribution to the QGC Map!
... and don't forget to use #QueensGreenCanopy or #plantatreeforthejubilee to encourage others across the UK to get involved in this fantastic green event!
Sudbury Town Council Officers and Councillors:
Town Clerk, Ciaran Griffin; Cllr John Sayer; Cllr Robert Spivey; Cllr Adrian Osbourne; The Deputy Mayor of Sudbury, Cllr Ellen Murphy; Community Warden Manager, Bradley Smith, The Mayor of Sudbury, Cllr Susan Ayres and Mrs June Freeman.