Platinum Jubilee

CELEBRATE THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE AT THE CHAVEY DOWN STREET PARTY, SUNDAY 5 JUNE 2022, 1pm to 5pm

Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee logo

The Chavey Down Association, St Martin’s Church, other local organisations and residents will be joining together for a community street party to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The event will be held in the hall and grounds of St Martin’s Church, Church Road, Chavey Down on Sunday 5 June from 1pm to 5pm.

The afternoon will include:

  • A ‘Craft a Crown’ competition (for adults and children)
  • The Chavey Down Dog Show, including classes for Best Dressed Dog and Dog with the Waggiest Tail!
  • Games on the Lawn
  • A Royal Quiz
  • A Raffle
  • A Treasure Hunt (Tour of the Village)
  • A Fancy Dress competition
  • Tombola
  • The Chavey Down Spud Dash
  • Guess the LEGO® pieces in a jar
  • Best ‘Dressed’ House competition
  • Live music
  • A BBQ

In order to make this a success we would welcome your help. Please email the Chavey Down Association if you can help with the pre-event organisation, can assist on the day or can help us clear up afterwards! Can anybody help with facepainting or musical entertainment? It’s a community event so we would love to see lots of you joining in and getting involved. Please print out the poster and display it in your window.

We will have a BBQ or two going but you are welcome to ‘bring and share’ your own food. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available for purchase but please feel free to bring your own, especially if you want to drink alcohol.

We are encouraging Chavey Down residents to get into the jubilee spirit and to decorate their houses with bunting and flags for the Platinum Jubilee weekend. There will be prizes for the best-decorated homes!

Shortly you will see notices appearing in the village giving further details. If you are able to RSVP by emailing the Chavey Down Association please do so as this will help us with our planning so we know how many people to cater for.

We have confirmation on the closure of Church Road on Sunday 5 July between 12:00 and 18:00. We are still trying to get the closure of North Road approved. Closures are aimed at reducing the amount of through traffic. Residents of both roads will still be allowed access to park their vehicles.

We can only put on this event with your support, so please do contact us as soon as you can to let us know if you can help in anyway, or if you will be attending. We are also looking for some sponsorship for this event to help us fund this. Can you pay for some bunting, provide some winners’ prizes or something for the raffle? If you can, then please get in touch. Thank you!

Local support

We would like to thank the following businesses for their kind support: Ascot Racecourse, Game Bracknell, Drayton Boiler Services, Hatfield Garage, McCarthy Roofing Services, The Royal Foresters (Oakman Inns), Tesco, Waitrose & Partners, Windsor Farm Shop, Winkfield Parish Council.

We would also like to thank our residents for their many kind donations.

Frequently asked questions

  • How can I get involved?
    • Please share this event with your neighbours to raise awareness and discuss any ideas you have
    • Print out the poster and display it in your window
    • Decorate your house/street during the Jubilee week
    • Contact us to let us know that you would like to attend
    • Volunteer to help with the event
    • Donate to the raffle/tombola.
  • What Covid security measures will be in place?
    • We hope that the majority of the activities will take place outside. Where possible the windows and doors of the hall and church will be open to improve ventilation
    • There will be hand sanitising stations around the venue for you to use and cloths to wipe down surfaces. We ask that all those who attend follow the current government guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid.
  • How is the event being paid for?
    • This will be a mainly self-funded event. We have approached local businesses for support to see if they can help with sponsorship.
    • Funds will be used to pay for things that we might need to hire or buy (outside games, decorations, burgers, etc)
    • There will be a charge for some items (BBQ, cakes, etc).
  • Will there be music?
    • There will be a small stage with a PA system and an electronic keyboard. We are looking for volunteers who might be able to perform a short set.
  • What happens if it rains?
    • We are planning for most activities to be outside in the area around the church and hall. However if it is wet, we will make use of the hall, church and gazebo to keep the party going.
  • Can I leave my children at the street party?
    • No. We aim to provide a safe and secure environment for all, however we will not be providing a creche and/or childcare facilities during the event and children should be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    • Yes. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Please keep them on a lead, under control and clean up after them. Remember there will be food and not everyone wants your dog sharing their picnic. There will be a dog show so please enter.
  • Can I bring alcohol?
    • Yes. Please feel free to bring your own alcohol and do drink responsibly. We have not applied for an alcohol licence so will not be selling it.
  • Do I have to buy a ticket?
    • No. This is a free event. You should bring food and drinks for a bring-and-share picnic. There will be burgers and hot dogs that you can purchase from the BBQ and cakes for sale (cash and cards will be accepted).
  • Do I need to book my place?
    • No. However, it will help us to plan if you can let us know that you will be attending.
  • When should I decorate my house and street?
    • Anytime! However we hope for a big push from 28/29 May.
  • Do I need to book a table?
    • We have about 30 tables and 80 chairs. These will be available on a first come, first served basis. We hope that this will be enough but encourage residents to bring their own tables and chairs.
  • I did not RSVP. Can I still attend?
    • Yes. Planning will be based on the number of confirmed places, but we hope you can still bring a picnic and join in with the activities.
  • I can’t stay for the whole event. Can I still join in?
    • Yes. Please feel free to join in when you are able to. We will publish a timetable of events closer to the date.
  • Is there still vehicle access to North Road or Church Road during the street party?
    • We have confirmation on the closure of Church Road on Sunday 5 July between 12:00 and 18:00. We are still trying to get the closure of North Road approved. Closures are aimed at reducing the amount of through traffic.
    • We are not planning on blocking either road with equipment for the street party so it will still be possible to drive along these roads, however please take extra care as there will be increased pedestrian traffic, children running around and additional parked cars along these two roads.
    • Even if the council do not grant our request for North Road closure, we will still display signs to warn drivers of the increased numbers of pedestrians on the streets.

Please keep checking this page for updates; we’ll be posting more details on a regular basis.