Last updated 29 June 2022
Stockport celebrates Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
With two Bank Holidays next week to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, there’s plenty going on for all the family in Stockport across the four-day weekend.
Come down with your friends or family to celebrate this historic occasion in your borough!
Applications for Jubilee street parties are now closed. If you are having a street party that has been approved by the council, please visit the street parties webpage for guidance on staying safe and the risk assessment form to download.
You can also find information on how to stay food safe when preparing for your street party on the Stockport Council newsroom.
Beacon lighting and Civic service
The Mayor of Stockport invites all the Borough’s residents to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II with a special civic service at St Mary’s Church in the Market Place at 8:30pm on Thursday 2nd June followed by the lighting of a beacon outside the church at 9:45pm.
The service will be conducted by the Bishop of Stockport, Reverend Sam Corley and is open to people of any religion.
The beacon will be lit by the Mayor, Councillor David Wilson, accompanied by Professor Robina Shah DL on behalf of the Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester and representing Her Majesty the Queen. As part of the national beacon lighting programme the beacon will be one of more than 2,000 other beacons throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories, and one in each of the capital cities of Commonwealth countries.
This promises to be a memorable event in the heart of Stockport’s historic Market Place.
Where? St Mary’s in the Marketplace (beacon lighting on the steps outside the church)
When? Thursday 2nd June, service begins at 8.30pm, beacon lit at 9.45pm
Free parking across the borough
To help make celebrating even easier, the council is waiving all fees in council-owned car parks and on street parking across Stockport.
When? All weekend long – from 2nd – 5th June
Stockport's Secret Party
The Underbanks will play host to Stockport’s worst kept secret – the Secret Party! Join in to enjoy live music, local food and drink and lots of activities for families to enjoy. The Heritage Library will also have a stall with resources and information to help residents get involved.
Find out more about the Secret Party.
Where? The Underbanks
When? Saturday 4th June from 10am
A Jubilee Trail at Stockport Museums
Based on the ‘Queen’s Hat’ book series by Steve Anthony. Follow the Queen’s Hat and find the drawings from the book hidden round the museum. You’ll be able to read the story in our family gallery as well.
Where? Stockport Museum
When? Tuesday 31st May, Wednesday 1st June, Saturday 4th June, Sunday 5th June, Tuesday 7th June, Wednesday 8th June, Thursday 9th June, Friday 10th June, Saturday 11th June, Sunday 12th June.
During museum opening hours.
Activities in Stockport libraries
Stockport libraries are hosting special events across the borough’s libraries during the week to celebrate The Queen’s Jubilee.
Find out what’s on here.
Where? Stockport libraries across the borough
When? Events from Monday 30th May onwards!
Celebrations at the Town Hall
The Town Hall will be lit up in purple to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee from 2nd – 5th June. The council will also be flying the official Jubilee flag above the town hall from 3rd – 5th, with the Union Jack being flown to celebrate the coronation.
To commemorate the Platinum Jubilee, we will be continuing to support the Queen’s Green Canopy tree planting initiative. The Mayor will plant a tree at the town hall, and a tree will be provided to every school in the borough. This will take place in November 2022 to coincide with the best time to plant new trees. Each tree will be provided with a commemorative plaque marking the Jubilee.
It should be a fantastic occasion, and a chance to be part of some real history being made across the world, the country and in Stockport. Please do keep an eye on our news pages for more upcoming information about specific events.
For more information, visit the government website.