Derbyshire Dales celebrates the Jubilee

Your District Council is issuing grants to 74 towns and villages across the Dales to help finance celebrations of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee over the coming long bank holiday weekend.

Street parties, picnics and afternoon teas, barbecues, bands and dancers will help the celebrations to ring out in Dales communities, from Abney, Alkmonton and Ashford in the Water to Winster, Wirksworth and Youlgrave.

In February this year District councillors resolved unanimously to set aside a total of £38,000 in a one-off grant scheme for local town and parish councils to apply for financial support to celebrate the Queen's historic 70-year reign. Towns could apply for up to £1,000, parishes up to £500 and parish meetings up to £250.

Council Leader Councillor Garry Purdy said:
"As a District Council we agreed that rather than seeking to adopt a single unifying event of celebration for all communities, our local town and parish councils would be best placed to determine an appropriate form of celebration in their area.
"I'm delighted at the way our officers have gone to work on this to engage the vast majority of local councils and parish meetings to ensure Derbyshire Dales marks Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee in great style right across the district."
There's an incredible range of celebratory events. The bigger ones include a family fun day with local bands and fireworks in Ashbourne's Memorial Gardens, three days of events in Darley Dale's Whitworth Park and a two-day market with entertainment galore in Matlock's Hall Leys Park.

Other communities such as Ashford in the Water are having a picnic on the playfield and commemorative tree planting. Jubilee mugs for children and over 70s are part of the celebrations in Beeley, while Brassington has opted to create a wildflower and shrub area on the village green.

In Great Longstone villagers are having a 1950s' themed picnic, while in Hartington there will be four days of events, including a concert, lighting of a beacon, family picnic and sports day.

Osmaston and Yeldersley have opted for a vintage car rally and party, Sudbury has an outdoor cinema and Winster's street party will include a treasure hunt, music and Morris dancers.

See useful Jubilee links here on our website.

The District Council's licensing team have also been working hard to organise several road closures requested by local streets and communities to enable Jubilee events to take place.

The full list of road closures - facilitating parties and pageants - can be found below:

TOWN ROAD CLOSURE DATE REASON
Shirley Church Lane from its junction with Derby Lane to the entrance to the Saracen’s Head Public House car park

2.6.22 to 5.6.22

11am to 11pm
Jubilee Celebrations
Hathersage Moorland Road

5.6.22

12 Noon to 5pm

Jubilee Pageant
Hathersage

Main Road from School Lane turning (excluded to Station Road turning (included) – Station Road from Main Road turning (included) to Oddfellows turning (included) and Oddfellows Road from Station Road turning (included) to Oddfellows Car Park turning (included)

2.6.22

11.15am to 12.15pm
Jubilee Pageant
Tansley Spout Lane (to make it safer for celebrations on the fete field)

4.6.22

7am to 10pm

Jubilee Celebrations

Kirk Ireton Main Street

5.6.22

2pm to 6pm

Street Party

Winster Main Street

5.6.22

2pm to 6pm

Street Party
Matlock Rockside View

4.6.22

1pm to 12 Midnight

Street Party
Thorpe Section of Digmire Lane

5.6.22

10am to 9pm

Street Party
Youlgrave Church Street and Main Street

3.6.22

10am to 5pm

Street Party

Over Haddon Main Street

5.6.22

12 Noon to 5pm

Street Party

Cubley Section of Church Lane

5.6.22

9.30am to 5pm

Street Party
Litton

Mires Lane from its junction with Hall Lane to junction with Bottomhill Road and Church Lane at its junction with Sterndale Close

5.6.22

1pm to 9pm

Street Party

Bradwell Dialstones

5.6.22

9am to 9pm

Street Party

Wirksworth Bournebrook Avenue

4.6.22

1pm to 6pm
Street Party
Wirksworth Yokecliffe Crescent

3.6.22

3pm to 7pm
Street Party
Longford Main Street

5.6.22

10am to 6pm
Street Party
Oker Oaker Road

5.6.22

12 Noon to 4pm
Street Party
Darley Dale Peakland View

4.6.22

4pm to 11pm
Street Party
Your District Council is issuing grants to 74 towns and villages across the Dales to help finance celebrations of the Queen

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