The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend 2022

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old. There will be year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world as communities and people come together to celebrate The Queen’s historic reign. Throughout the year, Her Majesty and members of the
Royal Family will travel around the country to undertake a variety of engagements to mark this historic occasion culminating with the focal point of the Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June – one year from today.

An extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June, will provide an
opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone. Across the four days the celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflections on The Queen’s 70 years of service.

Thursday 2nd June
The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour): Over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will come together in the traditional Parade to mark The Queen’s official birthday, usually held on the second Saturday in June.
Beginning at Buckingham Palace, the Parade will move down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, joined by Members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages. The Parade will close with the traditional RAF fly-past, watched by The Queen and Members of the Royal Family from the Buckingham Palace balcony.
Platinum Jubilee Beacons: The United Kingdom’s long tradition of celebrating Royal
Jubilees, Weddings and Coronations with the lighting of beacons will be continued to mark the Platinum Jubilee. Beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories. For the first time, beacons will also be lit in each of the capital cities of the Commonwealth
countries to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Friday 3rd June
Service of Thanksgiving: A Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral. Further events will be announced in due course.

Saturday 4th June
The Derby at Epsom Downs: Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by Members of the Royal Family, will attend the Derby at Epsom Downs.
Platinum Party at the Palace: The BBC will stage and broadcast a special live concert from Buckingham Palace that will bring together some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars to celebrate the most significant and joyous moments from The Queen’s seven decade reign. Members of the public will be invited to apply to attend this special event and details of the ballot for UK residents to secure audience tickets will be released in due course.

Sunday 5th June
The Big Jubilee Lunch: Every year since the idea began in 2009 The Big Lunch has
encouraged communities to celebrate their connections and get to know each other a little bit better, coming together in a spirit of fun and friendship. In 2022 The Big Lunch will bring the Jubilee celebrations into the heart of every community.
People are invited to share friendship, food and fun with neighbours as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. A Big Jubilee Lunch can be big or small – street party or picnic, tea and cake or a garden barbeque. The Big Lunch provides tips and ideas for hosting an event. The Platinum Jubilee Pageant: A pageant featuring over 5,000 people from across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth will take place against the backdrop of Buckingham Palace and the surrounding streets. It will combine street arts, theatre, music, circus, carnival and costume and celebrate the service of Her Majesty’s reign, as well as honouring the collective service of people and communities across the country.

Further announcements:
Later this month details of a special Jubilee emblem competition, in conjunction with the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Design Museum and the Royal College of Arts, will be released. The winning entry will become the official emblem for the celebrations next year.

More information on the details of the central weekend and other celebratory events across the UK and around the Commonwealth will be made in the months to come.

Vacancy for a Councillor

Vacancy for a Parish CouncillorPublic Notice is hear by given

At the close of nominations at 4pm on Thursday 8th April Whittington Parish Council still has one vacancy.

If you are interested in being a Parish Councillor then please contact the Clerk at the address below by Monday 17th May at the latest.

The Parish Council will consider all applications received at their Parish Council Meeting to be held on Tuesday 25th May 2021.

Date of notice: 21.04.21

Amy Jones – Whittington Parish Clerk

T: 01691 829571


HRH The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

Whittington Parish Council are deeply saddened by the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and her Family at this terribly sad time. The Duke of Edinburgh visited the Infantry Junior Leaders Battalion at Park Hall Camp on 26th May 1967 and many residents will have participated in his award scheme – The Duke of Edinburgh Award.

The wishes of the Royal family and government guidance and public health advice s that there should be no physical books of condolences, but the public are invited to contribute to the national online book of condolence on the Royal website.  Laying of floral tributes are also discouraged and the public are encouraged to donate to one of His Royal  Highness’ charities as a fitting way of paying tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh. 

Road Closure: Boot Street, Whittington

tart Date: 11th April 2021

End Date: 26th April 2021

Purpose: Site 415 Road Closure for Surface Dressing – Dressing Dates 11-13 April Daytime Working Lining 22-26 April Daytime Working PLEASE NOTE WORKS ARE WEATHER DEPENDENT AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Works Promoter:   Shropshire Council

Works Promoter Ref: UJ211SD-000415

Enforcement pattern for Boot Street, Whittington:
All the time

You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here:

Should you have any queries regarding this closure, please call Customer Services on 0345 6789006, or contact the Street Works Team on

Road Closure: Former Railway Bridge to New Marton Junc, Hindford

Start Date: 28th April 2021

End Date: 30th April 2021

Purpose: Road Closure – Hydrant Renew

Works Promoter:   Severn Trent Water

Works Promoter Ref: LB9141201-000012721230

Enforcement pattern for Former Railway Bridge to New Marton Junc, Hindford:
All the time

You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here:

Should you have any queries regarding this closure, please call Customer Services on 0345 6789006, or contact the Street Works Team on

Census Support In Shropshire

Census Support in Shropshire

● If you require support to complete the census you can share your access code with family and trusted friends who can complete the census on your behalf.
● During week commencing 8th March: every household will receive an information pack that includes your access code.

Online Completion
Complete the census online using your access code. Online help is available at including a Web Chat facility. The online census is compatible with Assistive technology for screen readers & magnifying technology

Telephone support
The National Contact Centre Helpline 0800 141 2021 provides 3 options:
● Option 1: automated service to request a paper form using your access code
● Option 2: listen to the answers of Frequently Asked Questions
● Option 3: speak to an adviser
● You can complete the census with a Telephone Capture service where you answers
will be completed by an adviser
● Ring 0800 587 2021 to use a translation service featuring 53 languages ( the
census can only be completed in English or Welsh
● There is a Text Relay service at 18001 0800 141 2021
● You can order a large print census form from the Contact Centre

Shropshire Library Service Census Support Centres
Unfortunately due to Covid 19 it is not currently possible to visit the centres but they will provide telephone help, telephone completion and Microsoft Teams meetings to help people complete the census. Ring these libraries for local help:
Shrewsbury: 01743 255308
Oswestry: 01743 250351
Ludlow: 01743 250010
Whitchurch: 01948 662238
Market Drayton: 01630 652105
Bridgnorth: 01746 76335

Grants for Shropshire and beyond!


Shropshire Council has provided Shropshire Rural Community Council with funding to set up a one-off grant fund in order to support small charities and community groups in Shropshire to continue to deliver services to people, particularly to vulnerable people, during the pandemic.

 Funding is available to purchase personal protection equipment (PPE) to enable staff and volunteers to safely meet with people without transmission of coronavirus through the community.

How much can you apply for?  Each organisation can apply for a maximum of £500 each.

Who is eligible?  Any community organisation, charity, CIC’s or mutual aid groups operating in the ‘care sector’ in a broad sense, including those organisations working with vulnerable people (and people made vulnerable as a result of Covid-19) at a preventative level, can apply. Applicants do not have to be registered charities, but they must be a constituted group with a bank account. If your group is otherwise eligible but does not have a bank account, please contact the RCC for advice.

For more information, please click here to find out more

A new fund for local and national youth organisations, designed to help mitigate the impact of lost income during the winter period due to the coronavirus pandemic, is open for applications. Applications will be accepted from grassroots youth clubs, uniformed youth groups, and national youth and umbrella organisations based in England. Applicants must be one of the following:

  • A registered charity.
  • An incorporated not-for-profit organisation.
  • An incorporated Community Interest Company.

Grants are intended to cover essential business expenditure, such as staff salaries and operational costs, incurred between 1 November 2020 and 31 March 2021 that enable the organisation to remain viable, open, reopen or partially reopen, where this represents a value for money approach and where their service delivery is in line with Government COVID-19 guidance.

The following maximum levels of support are available:

  • Local organisations may request funding of up to whichever is the lower of:
    • 25% of their annual income; or
    • Deficit from November 2020 to March 2021; or
    • £250,000.
  • National organisations may request funding of up to whichever is the lower of:
    • 25% of their annual income; or
    • Deficit from November 2020 to March 2021; or
    • £2 million.

All grants must be spent by 31 March 2021.  The deadline for applications is 12 February 2021 (5pm).  Click here to find out more.

Coming in the summer!  Grants from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the National Lottery Community Fund.  The budget of £2m will be split between regions according to population and the following groups are eligible to apply providing that they have an annual income of £50,000 or less: 

  • A voluntary or community organisation
  • A registered charity
  • A not-for-profit company or Community Interest Company
  • A faith group as long as the funding is not for religious activities.
  • A constituted group or club.