THE Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations have started, and Herefordshire has many more plans in place to celebrate the occasion today (June 5).

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.


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


Merrivale Crescent will hold a street party between 11am and 5pm, as will Sussex Avenue between 9am and 6pm.


There will be an inaugural Bromyard outdoor market at 10am, then at 3.30pm a duck race will take place at the Conquest Theatre.


The people of Pembridge, near Leominster, are organising multiple events to mark 70 years of the reign of the Queen.

At 11am there will be a platinum jubilee service, before a Big Jubilee Lunch and prize giving at 2pm.


At 11am there will be a service at the church followed by the planting of a tree.

From 1pm onwards on Millennium Green there wil be a picnic, a dog show and pet show.

At 1.30pm there will be a parade of horse-drawn and other vehicles starting from Luctonians Sports Club.

At 2pm the parade will pause by Millennium Green for fancy dress judging before continuing along the road.

North Road/Longford, will close for a party and parade between 12.30pm and 2.30pm.


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 jubilee picnic will take place in the park at the village sports field from 1pm until late.


There is a Pet Service in All Saints Church at 11am as part of the Queen's Jubilee Celebrations and everyone is welcome.


The key event in Kingston will be a Picnic in the Park on the Sports Field from 1pm which is free to all, with plenty of free parking, music all day, games and displays – bring your own picnic and drinks, tables and chairs and be dressed in your best red, white and blue.