We're all getting ready for a right royal party!

May 25 2022

PARTIES and other celebrations are taking place across the Hanham area to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Here are details of just a few of them: 

 

A community party will take place on Hanham High Street.

Because of restrictions on when the road can be closed, the event will take place a week after the bank holiday weekend on Saturday 11 June.

The event will be run along similar lines to the summer fair that has been held on Hanham High Street in previous years.

Stalls, food, ice creams, and a variety of entertainment including bands and stilt walkers will help make the day memorable. A fun fair will also be set up on the road.

Residents can enjoy themselves from 2pm to 5pm, with the road closure starting at 1.30pm and running until 5.30pm.

Hanham Business and Community Partnership is organising and funding the event.

 

THE jubilee will be marked with a beacon lighting on Siston Hill.

The event will take place from 9.15pm to 9.45pm on Thursday 2 June, the first bank holiday of the four-day weekend.

This will be followed the following day by an afternoon and evening event at Warmley Forest Park organised by Siston parish council.

Running from 1pm to 9pm, the highlight of the day will be a Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire fly past at 2.38pm.

The day will also include performances from local groups, live music, a bar, a market and food stalls.

Residents are invited to bring folding chairs or picnic blankets to join in the fun.

 

BITTON residents can enjoy a Big Jubilee Lunch on the green on 5 June.

The event is taking place on the green in Elkstone Walk from 12pm. Attendees are asked to bring their own picnic and to wear red, white and blue, or dress as kings and queens.

Entertainment will include a bouncy castle, Jubilee bake off, penalty shoot out, scavenger hunt, games and races, as well as music.

=The day is one of many Jubilee events that are open to the public, with a full nationwide list available at platinumjubilee.gov.uk

 

A JUBILEE street party with a difference will see residents relive lockdown by recreating the fitness sessions they did for daily exercise.

Around 18 households in Randall Close, Kingswood, will don their trainers and workout gear for a post-lockdown street workout to kick off their party.

Organiser Mandy Newport has lived in the cul-de-sac for 24 years and said the neighbours loved organising street parties.

She said: “This is the fifth time we’ve done it. We’ve done it to celebrate royal weddings and other events.

“When we couldn’t do anything during Covid my daughter, Vic, decided to get everyone together by organising fitness sessions in the street every Thursday night. She brought her amplifier outside and led everyone in a fitness class. We did it for about three months and always arranged for Nick’s ice cream van to come to the road at the end of the session for a treat.”

Once the fitness session is over on the Jubilee weekend, everyone will enjoy an afternoon of team games, plus competitions for best cake, fancy dress, best-dressed house and Royal poem.

They’ve also planned a scavenger hunt, afternoon tea, another visit from the ice cream van, fish and chips and street karaoke.

Mandy said: “It should be a great, community spirit-filled, fun day.”

 

RESIDENTS will be asked where they’d like a new park to be located and what it should look like, the council has said.

At the start of this year, South Gloucestershire Council announced it would spend £500,000 creating Queen’s Jubilee Park in Cadbury Heath.

Councillor Rachael Hunt, cabinet member for communities, said: “We have started to identify suitable locations for Jubilee Park, and it provides us with a fantastic opportunity to upgrade one of our existing green spaces.

“We will be carrying out community engagement to enable residents to help shape the plans, including its eventual location. Further details on timescales for the engagement will be shared in due course.”

When the funding was agreed, the council said: “The proposal will enhance an existing open space in Cadbury Heath to create a place for residents and visitors to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Works will include new landscaping, paths and sympathetic planting.”

 

Some roads in Hanham and Kingswood will be closed for part of the bank holiday weekend for street parties.  As the Voice went to print, South Gloucestershire Council had published the following closures:

• Thursday 2 June:  South Road, 9am to midnight (between both junctions with Macdonalds Walk)

Siston Hill, Siston, 7pm to 10pm (from junction with Siston Common to slip road to car park)

• Friday 3 June: Baden Road, 12pm to midnight (from no. 81 – no.99)

Oakfield Road, 1pm to 5pm (from no. 1 – no. 8) 

Albert Road, Hanham, 10am to midnight (from junction with High Street to junction with Wesley Avenue)

St Davids Avenue, Cadbury Heath, 2pm to 8pm (from no. 16 to its closed end)

Cherry Gardens, Bitton, 1pm to 4pm (entire length)

• Saturday 4 June:  Yew Tree Drive, 11am to 7.30pm (from junction with Chedworth to junction with Chestnut Road)

Walton Close, Bitton, 12pm to 9pm (no. 3 to no. 9)

Stanhope Street, Longwell Green, 3pm to 7pm (from junction with 

Ellacombe Road to nos. 11/12)

Wincroft, Oldland Common, 1pm to 11.39pm (from no.14 to junction with Westland Avenue)

Greenbank Road, Hanham, 11am to 8pm (from junction with Faithfields Close to junction with Woodyleaze Drive)

• Sunday 5 June:  The Ride, 11am to 8pm (entire length)

Deerhurst, 12pm to 6pm (from no. 7 to closed end) 

Pearsall Road, Longwell Green, 12pm to 6pm (from no. 62 to no. 168)

Larksleaze Road, Longwell Green, 2pm to 8pm (from no. 17 to no. 29)

 

How is your family, group or community celebrating the Queen's 70 years on the throne? Why not send us a photo of your event for publication in our July edition? Email us at news@kingswoodvoice.co.uk