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This Platinum Jubilee marking the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s reign really is a historic event, never before celebrated in this country and with only two other monarchs in recorded global history reigning for longer.

As you’d expect in a District of Flourishing Communities there are all manner of festivities going on the length and breadth of the District’s 365 square miles to commemorate the occasion and draw communities together.

These range from traditional fetes and street parties to vintage celebrations, scarecrow competitions, beacon lighting and right royal cake bakes.

There is a comprehensive list of the events we’ve been informed of at This includes all of the NKDC visitor attractions, Sleaford Town Council’s programme, a weekend of activity at the International Bomber Command Centre and participation across nearly every parish.

If your local festivities aren’t listed and you’d like them to be, please do email: and we’ll do our best to include them.

Keep us informed on how your business is celebrating the Platinum Jubilee by emailing us, don't forget to send photos, we'll share these across our Business NK social media channels.

Ideas for a greener celebration


The Jubilee is going to be a wonderful celebration but it could also be packed full of waste, so we're encouraging more sustainable festivities.

There is already a plethora of Jubilee-themed plastic and single use items out there, just waiting to tempt you into generating waste while you celebrate. Here are some ideas about how we can mark the occasion while reducing our impact on the planet:

  • Consider whether an item is recyclable or reusable before you buy it.
  • Go for paper decorations, masks and hats, not plastic. Avoiding foil or metallic elements means the paper and card can be recycled.
  • Reuse or make your own bunting from unwanted clothes or fabrics, or even knit some!
  • Encourage people to bring their own plates and glasses to your street party instead of buying paper, plastic or polystyrene disposables.
  • Repurpose and recycle wherever possible, and ask around before buying new items - a neighbour's shed might be full of festive items!

There are more ideas in the Local Pageant Information Pack. Please share your low-impact ideas and pictures with us at

Please share images of your decorated shops, restaurants and pubs with us at so we can share these on social media.

Raising a Toast - licensing for pubs and TV

An extension has been granted to licensing hours for pubs and clubs up to 1am over the Jubilee weekend.

The Licensing Act 2003 (Platinum Jubilee Licensing Hours) Order 2022 provides an automatic extension for premises that are already licensed with a terminal hour between 2300 and 0100, via a premises license or a club premises certificate, for the sale of alcohol, the provision of late-night refreshment (allied to on-sales), and the provision of regulated entertainment. More detail and conditions are available on the Council website.

Did you know the BBC is offering local communities a special one-off TV Licence dispensation? This will allow for the screening of live programmes throughout the weekend in village halls, community centres, streets and locations where TV is not normally watched without needing to purchase a licence. 

Only Jubilee coverage is included in this dispensation. Find out more on the TV Licensing website.

For more information on ways to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in North Kesteven please see here.

The full comprehensive list of the events we’ve been informed of can be found at