Queens Platinum Jubilee

This year is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and to celebrate her 70 years in the throne, a year-long programme of events is being held across the UK and the Commonwealth. There will also be an extended Bank Holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June and many events will be held over this weekend.

Across Sheepy Parish, community groups are already planning events to celebrate the Jubilee with the aim of bringing people together to enjoy a wide range of activities to make it a memorable weekend and year. Sheepy Parish Council is helping to coordinate the programme of events and has allocated funding to support groups who are planning jubilee events that are open to all parishioners and their families. If you are planning an event within the Parish and would like to apply for funding, an application is available from the Parish Council website [insert link] or from the Parish Clerk. See further details below.


Planned Events at a glance (provisional)

This listing will be updated as more details of events become available, so come back regularly for updates. Also please look out for specific adverts and announcements with more details.

The bells will be rung by the Sheepy Bell Ringers at Sheepy All saints Church at 11;30am on Friday 3rd June to with co-ordinated events across the country that coincide with the service at St Pauls cathedral. Sibson Curch will also be ringing their bells at 14;45pm on Friday 3rd June to mark the start of their celebrations at their Tea Party in the village.


Wednesday 1st June

Barn Dance. Sheepy Magna Church from 7pm. Live Band Caller. Fun for all the family. See advert for further details.

Thursday 2nd June

Lighting of Jubilee Beacons in Sheepy Magna and Upton at 9.45pm. To be preceded by choir singing the Jubilee anthem and a bugle call and followed by a short firework display. Further details to follow.

Friday 3rd June

Sibson – afternoon tea and evening hog roast with live music, magician and subsidised bar, 3pm till late on the back field at The Den, Sheepy Road Sibson. Limited number of tickets now available on a first come first served basis. Donation of £5 per adult (under 16s free) for more information please contact Suzanne on 07799662180 or email jubilee@suzannegill.co.uk. For catering purposes please apply by Wednesday 4th May at the latest.

Sheepy Magna – Children’s Mini Olympics followed by a charity football match: Sheepy Old Boys v ‘the Young Ones’. Afternoon and early evening. Further details to follow.

Saturday 4th June

Sheepy Magna – Jubilee Garden Party on the Rectory Lawn with entertainment from 2pm.

Sheepy Magna – Brass Band concert in Sheepy Church. Further details to follow.

Sheepy Magna – Beer Festival at the Black Horse. Further details to follow.

Upton – Big Jubilee Sunday Lunch and street party: village main street. Further details to follow.

Sunday 5th June

Wellsborough – Big Jubilee Sunday Lunch and street party: Dixie School lawn and lay-by. Further details to follow.

Sheepy Magna – Beer Festival at the Black Horse. Further details to follow.

Date to be confirmed

Sheepy Magna – A right Royal(ly) decorated cake competition and afternoon tea. To be held at Sheepy Memorial Hall. Further details to follow.



Friday 27th May

Sheepy CE Primary School: Tea party and celebrating the countries of the Commonwealth (for pupils and parents).

Saturday 3rd September

Sheepy Flower & Vegetable Show at Sheepy Memorial Hall. Further details to follow.


Are you organising an event?

Please let us know if you are planning an event to celebrate the Jubilee in Sheepy Parish during the Bank Holiday weekend or at any other time this year.

Information to help you organise an event to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee can be found here: www.platinumjubilee.gov.uk and here: www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/jubilee.


Grant Applications

All applications must be submitted by 31st March 2022 and awards will be notified in the first week of April. Funding is not being allocated on a first come first served basis, but funding is limited and so any request for funding must be reasonable and realistic. Therefore, the Council will need to see an application with a clear description of the event and what the grant will be used for. It is also important to demonstrate that other sources of funding have been considered to cover costs; such as event entry fees, existing funds held by the organising group, raffle, cash bar or donations.

Link to grant application form: [insert link]