THE Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations have started, and Herefordshire has many more plans in place to celebrate the occasion today (June 2).

The Big Jubilee Lunch

Every year since the idea began in 2009 The Big Lunch has encouraged communities to celebrate their connections and get to know each other a little bit better, coming together in a spirit of fun and friendship.

In 2022 The Big Lunch will bring the Jubilee celebrations into the heart of every community.

Herefordshire Council and the Herefordshire Lieutenancy are encouraging residents to throw a street party to celebrate the The Queen's Big Jubilee Lunch.

People are invited to share friendship, food, and fun with neighbours as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

A Big Jubilee Lunch can be big or small - street party or picnic, tea and cake or a garden barbecue.

Find all villages and towns in Herefordshire taking part here.

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Hereford FC and City of Hereford Boxing Academy present Edgar Street Box Cup on Friday, June 3, 2022.


The town will be holding Leominster Festival across the jubilee weekend.

The Lion Ballroom will host a Travel Talk with Joe Cocker and afternoon tea at 3pm. Tickets are £10 and available on the door.

A great big street quiz will take place in Broad Street at 7pm. Teams of six, and tickets are £2 per person.

The Meadows will be hosting a street party between 10am and 9pm, as will Pinsley Road between 4 and 9pm.


Camp Road will close for a party for residents between 10am and 9pm, alongside Waterside which will take place between noon and an unspecified time.


Bromyard started its jubilee celebrations on April 30 with a beacon trail, followed by workshops at the conquest theatre.

Across the jubilee weekend Bromyard will be hosting its scarecrow festival and children’s jubilee hunt.

The Bromyard Symphonic Wind Band Concert will also take place at 7.30pm today in St Peter’s Church Bromyard, with music from the last 70 years.


Ledbury will mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a picnic in the park.

The event will take place at Ledbury Recreation Ground from 2pm to 7pm.

Originally billed as a festival, there will still be live music as well as fun and games and “celebratory materials”, according to Ledbury Town Council.

Ledbury Rugby Club is hosting an afternoon tea between 2pm and 5pm. Tickets must be booked in advance via the club and are £15 per person or £20 with Prosecco.


In Kington, there will be a party in Park Green between 10am and 9pm.


Over the jubilee weekend two festivals will take place in Hay - Hay Festival and HowTheLightGetsIn.

Hay Town Council are putting on three days of community events celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

There will be a family fun day at the recreation grounds on Brecon Road today.

Then a barbecue, live music, bouncy castle, ice cream and fun stuff with the bowls club, football club, youth club and lots more, including traditional fun games.


The village of Kingsland, near Leominster, will be putting on an array of events from June 2 to June 5, including a street party and dog show.

Today a family bring-and-sahre lunch will take place at the Coronation Hall between 12pm and 4pm.

A fire engine will also make an appearance as well as a bouncy castle, cocktail bar and icecream van.


St George's Church is well known for the flower festivals it has held very successfully over past years.

This year Orleton is celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee from 11am-5pm each day. The theme will depict the palaces and houses of the House of Windsor.

The flower group consists of six enthusiastic, friendly flower arrangers, but Anna Read, their leader, would welcome more helpers.


A Spindrift Ceilidh band will play at the Hub between 8pm and 11pm.


In Kingstone village hall there will be a Jubilee concert at 7pm.


The Church of St Michael and All Angels is laying on a concert in the village hall at 7pm.