grants awarded to help Breckland residents celebrate


Nearly 30 neighborhood, charities and community organizations in Breckland have received funding from Breckland Council under a special Queen’s Jubilee Grants program.

This year, the country comes together for a year-long Platinum Jubilee celebration of the Queen’s 70 years of service, having acceded to the throne on February 6, 1952.

An extended public holiday from June 2-5 will allow communities to come together to celebrate this historic milestone.

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To support local celebrations, Breckland Council has created a grant scheme with up to £500 per application to help local groups organize events that celebrate and mark the Platinum Jubilee in the district. The range of local events will allow communities to participate in celebrations within their communities that are easily accessible and free. Events that will share the total grant of £12,700 include parties, picnics, sports days, parties, quizzes and community barbecues.

Cllr Alison Webb, Executive Member for Housing, Health and Communities at Breckland Council, commented: “Her Majesty The Queen is one of Britain’s most remarkable and steadfast monarchs who has dedicated herself to our country.

“We are therefore delighted to be able to support an incredible range of events across Breckland to honor his reign and I look forward to joining in the celebrations on this historic occasion.

“By allocating funds to many different voluntary organizations in towns and villages across Breckland, there should be a celebration near you, so join in the festivities as we mark this once in a lifetime event.”

Breckland Council is proposing a wide range of projects to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, including the planting of over 700 trees as part of the Queen’s Canopy project, a Jubilee Trail through Breckland’s market towns and a scholarship of 1 £000 for Breckland students who need help getting through their next educational milestone.

For more information on the wide range of projects and events visit

Events include:

North Pickenham Community

Family Day: Hosted by community volunteers, with bouncy castles, afternoon tea, themed dress-up contest, classic car show and disco, and local produce.

See you on Friday, June 3.

Sporle Village Upgrade

Street Party: A one-day event with various activities including face painting, origami, scavenger hunts, tree planting plaque unveiling, art contest and various additional activities for the children.

See you on Friday, June 3.

pee ball club

Miscellaneous: a quiz night on the royal family to be held on June 2, an old-fashioned singing with a singer on June 3, a London evening on the evening of June 4, with optional costumes, and a “roll-up” bowling June 4 afternoon. Throughout, traditional food will be provided and the event is open to all ages.

Will take place on Thursday June 2, Friday June 3, Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5.

Narborough Community Center

Fun and Games: A family day out, with entertainment, family games and a snack for the elderly and vulnerable, with other refreshments available throughout the day.

See you on Thursday, June 2.

Oxborough Town Hall

BYO picnic: ice cream and cakes with live music, with wreath decorating contest. Traditional outdoor games – weather permitting.

See you on Saturday June 3.

Beachamwell Town Hall

BBQ lunch for all villagers, with live music from local villagers. Local food and drink.

See you on Sunday June 5th.

Litcham Jubilee Hall CIO

Street party with roast pork, entertainment for children, local music groups and village scarecrow competitions.

See you on Friday, June 3.


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