On Thursday 2 June 2022 the Town Crier (Stuart Morrison) started the Jubilee weekend events off with a Proclamation for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth at the Forest Centre, Bordon.
The Queens Platinum Jubilee Beacon Lighting Ceremony took place at the Whitehill Village Hall at 9.45pm on the Thursday evening, with Whitehill and Bordon’s Town Crier announcing the Beacon lighting, which was lit by the Town Mayor Cllr Leeroy Scott with Mayoress Lisa, Deputy Town Mayor Cllr Roger Russell and Cllr Andy Tree (Leader of Whitehill Town Council) in attendance. Approximately 100 residents attended to show their appreciation for Her Majesty the Queen giving 70 years of service.
On Friday 3 June the Jubilee music festival took place at Mill Chase Recreation Ground, Bordon, with an estimated 1500 people attending during the day and evening. The Town Mayor and Town Crier were again in attendance with the Town Mayor opening the afternoon event and Town Cryer opening evening event. The Platinum Jubilee event at Mill Chase recreation Ground was a free event funded by Whitehill Town Council, Whitehill and Bordon Town Partnership, Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration Company and a grant from County Councillor Andy Tree. Cllr Bisi Kennard (former Town Mayor) sang the national anthem on the big stage with children from Woodlea School.
Curtis Bone (Chairman of Whitehill & Bordon Town Partnership) said: “I would like to thank the funders [Primarily Whitehill Town Council but also Cllr Andy Tree through a County Cllr grant and Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company as a sponsor], Altis for loan of generators, Woolmer Lions for their support on the day, Weyford Nursery & Primary School for use of their site for parking and to Woodlea School Choir. The Event attracted approximately 1500 and generated over £10k for local businesses, this was through us hiring equipment but also turnover on the day with the bar being drunk dry!”
Cllr Andy Tree (Leader of Whitehill Town Council said:) “Me and my family thoroughly enjoyed the jubilee music festival! The collaboration between Whitehill Town Council and Whitehill & Bordon Town Partnership (WBTP) has been a huge success! We were very happy to fund and support this event and thank Curtis and all the volunteers for their huge effort that paid off by providing such a wonderful event for our community. I would like to especially thank Cllr Catherine Clark, Deputy Leader of Whitehill Town Council, who worked extremely hard all day in her role as a WBTP volunteer, as its Vice-Chair.”
Official opening of bench, throne and tree 13 April 2022 and the Queen’s Green Canopy
Plant a tree for the Jubilee
On 13 April 2022 Whitehill Town Council planted a Cherry tree in Jubilee Park as part of the plant a tree for the jubilee campaign, The Queen’s Green Canopy. The Town Mayor also officially opened a wonderful decorative throne and bench which were commissioned especially for the Platinum Jubilee together with the newly planted native Cherry tree.
This campaign is to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the Nation. Our tree is now registered on the official The Queen’s green canopy interactive map: https://queensgreencanopy.org/map-education-hub/qgc-map/#/
NOTE: The Jubilee tree plantings will appear as individual pins on the interactive map, these will be randomised within a 1 km radius of the planting location in order to protect privacy.