Retford Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – save the date!

by | 9 April 2022 | Community Event, Community facility, Community Focus, Local Experiences, Retford

Retford Business Forum (RBF) is organising the Retford Town Centre Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Sunday 5th June. The emphasis will be on people of all ages getting together to enjoy an afternoon of community and wellbeing. The plan is for a street party from 12.00pm to 6.00pm on the Market Square, if the weather is good (plan A); if the weather is not favourable, plan B will take the event into Retford Town Hall.

Under plan A, 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, cafés and mobile food-stalls nearby. Entertainment will be provided by a local DJ, playing music for the whole family from the seven decades of the Queen’s reign. Local singer, Jessica Mary Brett, will be providing live performances during the afternoon, as will members of the Worksop Salvation Army Brass Band.

There will also be entertainment on the square for younger participants from a face-painter, crown-making workshop, and a Punch and Judy show. In the Town Hall, there will be a memory-wall, provided by Bassetlaw Museum and craft stalls, some of which organisers hope will have Jubilee-themed gifts and souvenirs.

If plan B is needed, the tables and chairs will move to the Town Hall, as will all the entertainment and the number of craft stalls will be reduced. Let’s hope plan B isn’t required and it is a sunny day!

RBF is still planning the details of the day with local organisations including Bassetlaw District Council (BDC), Royal British Legion, EES Showhire, Girlguiding Retford, The Grove, Bassetlaw Museum, BDC Markets, Retford Charter Trustees, and That Girl Communications – if any other organisations would like to join the task group, please contact

RBF is very grateful for the support received from partners BDC, North Notts BID and the Retford Charter Trustees, without whom this event would not be possible.

Information about Retford Business Forum can be found at