Here’s what’s happening in our area to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee:
Retford Platinum Jubilee celebrations
Market Square Street Party
Retford will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee from 12.00pm to 6.00pm on Sunday 5th June with a street party on the Market Square. It’s a great chance for everyone to get together and spend some time getting know each other.
Organised by Retford Business Forum, there will be tables and chairs provided on the square for people to consume their own food and drink, or to purchase from the excellent restaurants, cafes and mobile food-stalls nearby. There will be children’s entertainment and music from local DJ, Russ Brett, local singer, Jessica Mary Brett and Worksop Salvation Army Brass Band.
In the Town Hall Buttermarket, there will be a café provided by Goodwin Hall and a memory-wall, created by the team at Bassetlaw Museum. Throughout the Town Hall will be craft stalls providing a range of gifts and, hopefully, some Jubilee souvenirs.
Don’t worry about the weather – the event will still go ahead in the Town Hall if needed.
Torworth Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
Torworth Platinum Jubilee Celebrations take place on Sunday 5th June from 11.00am to 6.00pm.
Entry is free and there are loads of activities for children including:
- Free ‘Street Party’ on the Park at 12.00pm
- Free bouncy castle
- Free face painting Free sporting activities
- Free kid’s crafts
The festival will also celebrate music featuring Big Wayne’s Blues Experience, The Storm Trees, and local singer Samantha Tindall. There will also be displays from the Blue Ice Cheerleaders, the Retford Gymnastics Team, the Makaton Choir, and the Bawtry Youth Theatre.
The celebrations will also coincide with Torworth’s fifth Annual Dog Show where you can register your dog in our popular fun classes and get free dog behavioural advice from the experts.
Stall holders will be selling a range of local crafts and products, and the Friends of Daneshill Lakes will be on hand to sharpen your garden tools. Food stalls will be open or take your picnic.
North Leverton with Habblesthorpe Jubilee Celebrations
As North Leverton with Habblesthorpe’s contribution to the celebrations of The Queen’s 70 years on the throne, they, along with every other official beacon site in the UK and Commonwealth will be lighting their beacon at 9.45pm on Thursday 2nd June. This will be followed by a display by Rainbow Fireworks.
The village’s event will be in Windmill Field, starting at 5.00pm, and they hope they have something for everyone, including entertainment, fireworks, refreshments, craft stalls, Leverton’s Got Talent and competitions for village residents.
Jubilee Picnic in the Park
Take a picnic to the Parsonage Lawn at Clumber Park over the Platinum Jubilee weekend and join in with the festivities on 4th and 5th June.
The fun includes face painting by Nature’s Den Education on the Saturday and Sunday and then an extravaganza on the Sunday including music from Thoresby Colliery Brass Band, 50s Style, Jive Dancing by Spotlight Studios and jubilee-themed wild art with James Brunt. For timings for each activity see www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clumber-park/whats-on.
Sunday 5th June also sees the Clumber Pudding Competition. The ballot will be open from 12.00pm to 12.45pm and the winner announced at 1.30pm. Take along your fanciest pudding and enter the competition, with a winner chosen by the Clumber Park judges. Then, enjoy your pudding with friends and family at our picnic in the park.
Tuxford Town Council Summer Fête
Tuxford Town Council are organising a Summer Fête on Saturday 4th June to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Join them from 2.00pm to 6.00pm at Gilbert Avenue Playing Field, Gilbert Avenue, Tuxford NG22 0JB.
The event will include children’s entertainment, live music and football tournaments. There will also be craft stalls, bric-a-brac, toys, books, a raffle and tombola and food and drink.
There will be prizes to be won in the Royal-themed children’s fancy dress competition and the jubilee cake competition.
There will be no parking permitted in the surrounding area, apart from limited disabled parking; so please use Newark Road car park or walk.