Queen's Jubilee Celebrations in 2012
On Tuesday 5th June 2012 our country will celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee when Queen Elizabeth achieves 60 years as our monarch. This day has been declared a national holiday and Monday 4th June will be Spring bank holiday on this year. This will create a four day weekend starting on Saturday 2nd June 2012. Plenty of scope for a party...
There have been a few suggestions recently, about what the village should be doing for the Queen's Jubilee celebrations. This has been mentioned at a number of village groups recently.
It would help to get some ideas too as nothing has been decided yet. It is hoped that a few groups will work together to make any event a very successful and memorable one for everyone involved.
Please feel free to talk about any aspects of the celebrations on the website forum here:
Queen's Jubilee Event - Oakworth forum thread
We need your input and your help to make the event(s) a success. The planning needs to start soon because time has a habit of catching us unawares, especially with larger events.
There will be a meeting at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 19th April 2011 in Holden Hall. Please feel free to come along and have a say in what Oakworth will be doing for the celebrations!
Not sure where this would take place if it were just one large party, but there's no reason that this can't be a number of events independent of each other. The main issue with street parties being the closing off of streets to vehicles, which may be a problem in some areas. We couldn't for example block off the main road except for a short time like when we have the gala procession - even then this is a problem for buses etc. Small roads and cul de sac's would be easier to do this on of course.
A Festival type event.
Possibly in the park, the school grounds or the school playing fields where we have the gala - with permission from the school, or Bradford Council in the case of the park.
This would be a good central location and we held a festival in the park a few years ago to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir Isaac Holden - which went very well.
These could be held in several venues, or be part of the festival, or even connected to the street parties.
We are trying to think fairly big here. Smaller parties could of course be held anywhere but they're not a village event.