Call for ideas on ways to celebrate jubilee

December 29 2021
Call for ideas on ways to celebrate jubilee

PLANNING has started for ways in which the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee can be celebrated in Wells.

Next year will mark 70 years since Queen Elizabeth II, the longest serving monarch in British history, came to the throne.

A number of local organisations have begun discussions on the planning and co-ordination of a programme of activities for the major day of celebration on Sunday, June 5, 2022.

They would like to hear what ideas Wells residents might have for ways of celebrating.

“We want to listen to everybody’s ideas and thoughts,” said Mayor of Wells Philip Welch, chair of the jubilee planning meetings.

“This should be a wonderful and memorable occasion for the whole city that people will tell their grandchildren about.”

Suggestions can be made by contacting Wells Voice, and the ideas will then be collated and passed on for further discussion. Email

Thoughts put forward so far include a community picnic on the Recreation Ground, children’s displays such as dancing and a fancy dress pageant, live music, a range of displays and activities on Cathedral Green, and evening entertainment with food and drink at The Bishop’s Palace.

Initial suggestions came from Wells Rotary, which would like to see an event organised that is open to as many people as possible of all ages.