The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

This year, Her Majesty The Queen becomes the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. Known for her sense of duty and her devotion to a life of service, she has been an important figurehead for the UK and the Commonwealth during times of enormous social change.

To celebrate there are many events taking place across Kent to mark this fantastic achievement, including the lighting of beacons across the county on 2 June and street parties across the long Jubilee weekend.

After waiving the regular application fee, KCC’s Highways team received an incredible 595 requests for road closures to host street parties. The full list of approved road closures, by District, can be found on our Traffic Order - Platinum Jubilee webpage.

The deadline for road closures applications is now passed but requests to hang bunting or signs from street lights can be made up to 4pm on 27 May. If you want to apply visit our Street lights webpage.

KCC Members are marking the occasion in a slightly different way by collectively giving 70 hours of time to volunteering in their local communities.

The challenge for KCC councillors to collectively give an hour of time for every year of service given by the Queen, was laid down last month jointly by Leader Roger Gough and Chairman Lesley Game, with Lesley kicking off the initiative by volunteering at Kitchen Social in Margate. Vice-Chairman Gary Cooke also volunteered at the Heart of Kent Hospice Shop in Park Wood, Maidstone.

We will be showing the progress towards the target of 70 hours on our Map along with where there will be beacon lightings on Thursday 2 June and local events across the long weekend.

Lesley Game has also launched a Schools Platinum Jubilee Baking Competition and is inviting students in three age groups to take part. Find out more and get baking!

Tell us your stories ...

We would also love to hear your stories of volunteering in Kent and how you are celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. You can tell us by adding your story to our 'Tell us your story' tool.

This year, Her Majesty The Queen becomes the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. Known for her sense of duty and her devotion to a life of service, she has been an important figurehead for the UK and the Commonwealth during times of enormous social change.

To celebrate there are many events taking place across Kent to mark this fantastic achievement, including the lighting of beacons across the county on 2 June and street parties across the long Jubilee weekend.

After waiving the regular application fee, KCC’s Highways team received an incredible 595 requests for road closures to host street parties. The full list of approved road closures, by District, can be found on our Traffic Order - Platinum Jubilee webpage.

The deadline for road closures applications is now passed but requests to hang bunting or signs from street lights can be made up to 4pm on 27 May. If you want to apply visit our Street lights webpage.

KCC Members are marking the occasion in a slightly different way by collectively giving 70 hours of time to volunteering in their local communities.

The challenge for KCC councillors to collectively give an hour of time for every year of service given by the Queen, was laid down last month jointly by Leader Roger Gough and Chairman Lesley Game, with Lesley kicking off the initiative by volunteering at Kitchen Social in Margate. Vice-Chairman Gary Cooke also volunteered at the Heart of Kent Hospice Shop in Park Wood, Maidstone.

We will be showing the progress towards the target of 70 hours on our Map along with where there will be beacon lightings on Thursday 2 June and local events across the long weekend.

Lesley Game has also launched a Schools Platinum Jubilee Baking Competition and is inviting students in three age groups to take part. Find out more and get baking!

Tell us your stories ...

We would also love to hear your stories of volunteering in Kent and how you are celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. You can tell us by adding your story to our 'Tell us your story' tool.

KCC Member volunteering, beacon lighting and local events

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This map shows where KCC Members have volunteered, highlighting some brilliant charities and community initiatives. The map will be updated throughout May as our Members make progress reaching the 70 hours of volunteering for the 70 years the Queen has been on the throne.    

The map also shows where there are beacon lightings taking place on Thursday 2 May and other local community events that we have been made aware of. Can't find an event in your community on our map? Check out the government's Jubilee events webpage for more activities.  

Click on a pin for more information and use the plus and minus symbol in the bottom right of the screen to zoom in and out. 

DISCLAIMER: The pins on this map are illustrative only. Please contact event organiser for exact address of beacon lighting and other events.