Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated in style in Nansledan with two community events planned over the long Bank Holiday weekend.
The first is a street party that is being organised by local businesses and the Newquay Methodist Centre Hub. The second is a Teddy Bears’ Picnic being organised by the Nansledan Community Association.
The street party on Friday 3rd June will take place from 12 noon until late across Nansledan. Some businesses will have events outside their premises, and the main venues for the activities will be on Plen Tennyson, outside The HUB, and Parc Mengleudh. Part of Plen Tennyson will be closed for the duration, but there will be a diversion and traffic management in place for residents to access their properties.
Theresa Ferguson, who is part of the organising team, said: “We’re hoping to theme the day to the 1950’s, the decade of the Queen’s Coronation, and we’re planning live music, a dog show, quiz, face painting, raffle and much more. We’re encouraging people to bring their own picnic, but local businesses will be doing refreshments as well, from cakes to cocktails.”
Teddy Bears’ Picnic
The Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Sunday 5th June is being held at Newquay Orchard from 2pm on the lawn outside Canteen at the Orchard.
There will be lunchboxes and refreshments available to buy, or bring your own, and a raffle drawn at 4pm with tickets available from The Little Cornish Pantry. To give an idea of numbers on the day, please pre-register via www.lovenansledan.org
Suzanne Featherstone, Chair of the Nansledan Community Association, said: “Newquay Orchard is such a magical place and we hope to see lots of Nansledan families join us for a fun and relaxing Sunday afternoon to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.”
Kyle Reed, marketing manager at Newquay Orchard added: “As a green community space adorned with wildflowers and good spirits, Newquay Orchard is the ideal venue to come together to celebrate the Jubilee. As we’re also situated on Duchy land and act as a beautiful green bridge between Newquay and Nansledan, we are delighted to host our local communities for a picnic with Canteen at the Orchard.”
70 years of service
The events are part of four days of celebrations marking The Queen’s 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.
The Queen is the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. Across the UK there will be public events, community activities and national moments of reflection to mark the anniversary.
Earlier this year His Royal Highness The Duke of Cornwall visited the Royal British Legion Centenary Woodland at Nansledan. He unveiled a plaque dedicating the woodland to The Queen’s Green Canopy as part of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a tree planting initiative created to mark the Jubilee. It invites people from across the United Kingdom to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.’
In 2012 the Duchy of Cornwall planted an avenue of 60 sycamore trees next to what is now Skol Nansledan to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.