Tendring is being rallied to gear up and mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this summer.

Local attractions, businesses and community organisations are being asked to consider lighting up for the Jubilee weekend from Thursday, 2 June until Sunday, 5 June.

On Sunday Queen Elizabeth II will become the first British monarch to reach the milestone of 70 years on the throne.

A series of events are planned across the world to mark the occasion, throughout the year, and Tendring district is being urged to be part of the celebrations.

Jeff Bray, Tendring District Council (TDC) Chairman, said now was the time to start planning.

“This truly is a remarkable and unprecedented achievement by our Queen, who has reigned through some of the most turbulent times in history,” Councillor Bray said.

“It would be fantastic if Tendring could pay its respects by marking this historic occasion with illuminations, festivities and other events – not just across the Jubilee bank holiday weekend, but throughout the year.”

TDC is in the process of setting up a Platinum Jubilee information page on its website, containing the latest advice and help for people looking to hold events marking the occasion.

A number of national initiatives have already set out, ranging from choir performances and pipers to beacon lighting, and the community is being encouraged to get involved.

Details of these, and practical information locally such as what permissions or paperwork might be required, will form the new web page – while details of how to organise a street party are already on the TDC website.

Organisers of events marking the jubilee are also being encouraged to share details via the TDC What’s On page on the website – which will also see them uploaded to the LoveTendring app.

Information can be uploaded at www.tendringdc.gov.uk/leisure/events-entertainment/whats-on for inclusion, free, within the guide.

LoveTendring, free to download on both Apple and Android, is an events and tourism app promoting what’s on and where to go in the district.

Councillor Bray added: “Now is the time to start planning activities, whether you’re looking to do something in June or later in the year; and shortly there will be more advice for you on our website to help.”

Useful links
Queens Jubilee official page www.royal.uk/platinumjubilee

Holding an event on Council owned land www.tendringdc.gov.uk/leisure/events-entertainment/do-you-want-hold-event-on-our-land-including-clactons-town-square

Organising a street party www.tendringdc.gov.uk/community/street-parties

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