Celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Online

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It’s almost time for the biggest national event of the year which will see many Wokingham Borough residents throw street parties, decorate their homes with bunting and participate in various fun events to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Wokingham Borough Council is delighted to invite all residents, including town and parish councils, businesses, voluntary, community sector groups, organisations, multi-faith and local groups to take part in its Engage Wokingham website dedicated to celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Engage Wokingham hosts a section dedicated to The Platinum Jubilee where residents can sign a digital congratulations card to The Queen, share their Jubilee events with other residents and the opportunity to contribute to the council’s reminiscence project.

There will also be a section on the Engage Wokingham website displaying the road closures in place for the extended Jubilee weekend which takes place over four days from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022.

Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Keith Baker MBE, said: “Let’s celebrate The Queen’s incredible, once-in-a-lifetime achievement by taking part in our library events across the borough, contributing to the reminiscence project, signing a congratulations card for The Queen and sharing your Jubilee celebrations with other residents. Whether you are holding a tea and cake event in the garden or a good old fashioned street party, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is the perfect chance for all Wokingham Borough residents to come together and celebrate.

“I would like to send my congratulations to Her Majesty The Queen on her Platinum Jubilee after an incredible 70 years of service.”

Sign a digital congratulations card to The Queen

Wokingham Borough residents are invited to send their good wishes to The Queen by signing a digital congratulations card on the Engage Wokingham website. Residents can upload an image to accompany their message, for example a photo of themselves with The Queen or an image of their Jubilee celebrations.

After the Jubilee weekend, the digital card will be printed, and sent to Buckingham Palace. An additional copy of the cards will be sent to the Berkshire Record Office.

To sign the digital congratulations card, visit the Engage Wokingham website today.

Share your Jubilee celebrations with other borough residents

Residents who are planning a street party, afternoon tea or a public event can let other residents living in Wokingham Borough know by sharing their Jubilee celebrations on the council’s Engage Wokingham website.

The website features an interactive map available for borough residents to add their event to and view events nearby, helping to bring the community together at this once-in-a-lifetime Royal event.

The council is welcoming contributions from all borough residents including town councils and parishes, businesses, voluntary community sector groups, organisations, multi-faith and local groups.

To add your event to the map or to view events nearby, visit the Engage Wokingham website today.

Contribute to the reminiscence project

Working alongside libraries in Wokingham Borough, the council is encouraging residents to take a trip down memory lane and contribute to the reminiscence project that takes place in-person and virtually on the Wokingham Engage website.

The virtual reminiscence project allows residents to upload photographs of themselves with The Queen or images they have taken of The Queen, previous Jubilee celebrations, stories, memories and other reminiscence items to the interactive project board.

To contribute to the online reminiscence project, visit the Engage Wokingham website today.

For residents who would like to take part in the in-person reminiscence project can attend events at the following libraries in the borough: 

Royal reminiscence session – 16 May, 10.30am to 12pm at Woodley Library*

Royal reminiscence session – 23 May, 10.30am to 12pm at Lower Earley Library*

Royal reminiscence session – 30 May, 2pm to 3.30pm at Wokingham Library*

o  Royal themed coffee morning – 31 May, 9.30am to 12pm at Lower Earley Library

*Events need to be pre-booked online.

Platinum Jubilee Online Details

Residents need to sign up for a free account on the Engage Wokingham website and be logged in to participate in the council’s online Jubilee project.