Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Saturday 04/06/2022

People of all ages are invited to a picnic in the park in Desborough to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Saturday June 4.

Mums, dads, girls, and boys are encouraged to join the fun which will include music, entertainment, fancy dress, and refreshments.

It is being staged by the Town Council in the recreation ground by kind permission of North Northamptonshire Council.

Cllr Andy Coleman said: “This is an opportunity for people to get together to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation in a free to enter event.”

Desborough Town Council has provided a budget for the Platinum Jubilee to celebrate the longest reigning monarch in the UK’s history. The aim is to bring the town together for a community event to celebrate this history defining moment in a quintessentially British way.

Cllr Coleman, chair of the events committee, added: “Our goals are to create a unique day where the young and the old, tiny toddlers, great grandparents, moms and dads and friends can come together, having been kept apart for two years by Covid, to have a day of celebrating our community and rich heritage.   

We also want to celebrate the talent, innovation and creativity of our community to build a stronger Desborough.

The fun kicks off at 11 am with the fancy dress parade, and there will be entertainment until 3pm when we’ll have a singalong ending with the National Anthem.

Cllr Coleman added: “We want people to bring their own picnics but there will be specialist food and drink providers.

They include Coco Joe’s – A Desborough legend and although this is Italian food in its roots, we all know from our seaside vacations, this is a must have for the one sunny day on the beach.   

Reflecting the Commonwealth, Cape Lekker – based at Eckland Lodge, will be providing some sumptuous burgers and a taste of the exotic with a South African Durban Curry.   

We are awaiting confirmation that Cream Teas will also be served.  

The Little Box will be providing traditional English refreshments, and some Italian, of the alcoholic nature.

Cllr Coleman said: “I would like to thank the local businesses who are supporting the event including Wacoal who are providing prizes.