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Ashford prepares for the Jubilee

Ashford Borough Council have invited locals to get involved with ‘Ashford Celebrates’ this June to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

With such a milestone, comes many events and celebrations held around the country, with people uniting as one and celebrating together. 

‘Ashford Celebrates’ is packed full of events which locals can participate in for all the family to enjoy together over the bank holiday weekend beginning 2nd June.

The events include street parties and a beacon lighting as well as free parking across all Ashford Borough Council car parks for the Jubilee celebration. 

On the Ashford Borough Council website the Leader of Ashford Borough Council, Cllr Gerry Clarkson, said: “This is an opportunity for everyone in the borough to come together to celebrate a historical moment in our nation’s history.

I am pleased to see such a rich and diverse programme of events planned to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and of course our residents can also celebrate in their own way by organising street parties and community gatherings.” 

Events for the weekend in the Borough are as follows: 

Beacon Lighting which is part of a nation wide lighting of beacons. 

When: Thursday 2nd June from 9pm. 

Where: Civic Park, Ashford. 


The Mayor of Ashford’s Thanksgiving Service for Her Majesty The Queen. 

When: Friday 3rd June from 1:45pm. 

Where: St. Mary the Virgin Church, Ashford. 


Street Parties: People are encouraged to hold their own street parties to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. 

When: Sunday 5th June 

There is a guide for hosting your own street parties on the Ashford Borough Council website and can be found here. 


Ashford Tree Trail

A trail of decorated trees dedicated to celebrating the 70th jubilee created by people in the local community, this will take place over the Jubilee weekend and throughout the month of June.

People will be able to visit the trees which will be across the borough in various locations.


Images: Ashford Borough Council.