Fordingbridge Events Group and Fordingbridge Town Council are working together to hold a Jubilee picnic to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The event will take place at Fordingbridge Recreation Ground on the 2nd of June from 3.30pm to 9.45pm.
The family event is also being supported by Fordingbridge Rotary Group and local businesses to make it as successful as possible – a chance for people to enjoy festivities, relax with a day’s worth of entertainment to start the bank holiday in a good way.
During the event, there will be live music, a disco covering the musical periods of the Queen’s reign, as well as children’s activities. The Rotary Club will also hold its charity duck race. There will be a fully licensed bar and hot food provided by the sports club as well as other outlets supplied by local businesses.
The event will see the installation of a new beacon on the Recreation Ground so the town can be part of the beacon lighting all over the country and the council is planting a Hornbeam tree to be a lasting reminder. The lighting of the beacon will take place at 9.45pm
Cllr Pete White said: “It’s really nice to have something to look forward to and to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne especially after the pressures of the Covid era.”
Nicky Jenkins, Chair of Fordingbridge Events Group, says: “We are looking forward to celebrating the Jubilee and working to create a terrific community event. If anyone wants to get involved with the event or our group, please email [email protected]. Everyone is welcome as we have a variety of jobs that need doing but if you’re prepared to roll your sleeves up with all kinds of practical jobs, we really want to hear from you – for this event and several more that we are planning for 2022 and next year!”