Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Portsmouth, Gosport, Havant, Fareham and Waterlooville: Here are all the celebrations happening in your area over the bank holiday week

COMMUNITIES across the Portsmouth area are bringing out the bunting as the country prepares to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee next month.

Friday, 3rd June 2022, 11:20 am

Street parties, fetes, ceremonies, screenings, picnics, and afternoon teas are being planned in venues and residential areas in Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Havant, Waterlooville, and Hayling Island.

Here is what will be happening in your area over the Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

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Wendy Baldwin is organising a street party in Waterlooville for the Jubilee. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Wednesday, June 1

Havant/Waterlooville

Springwood Community Centre in Waterlooville will host a jubilee event from 1pm to 3pm. Creatful will be hosting a jubilee themed craft stall, Beam Welling will have ‘enchanted bubbles’ and dancing, and afternoon snacks will be provided. Email [email protected] to book. The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre in Havant will screen the original documentary of the Queen’s coronation from 1953, a BAFTA-winning film narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier.

Thursday, June 2

Portsmouth

The city council will be participating in the national beacon lighting programme with beacons being lit at Fort Widley and Southsea Castle on this day to mark the start of the celebratory weekend. Herbert Road in Southsea will host a street party between 2pm and10pm.

Fareham

A beacon lighting ceremony will take place at Portchester Castle from 5pm to 10pm. Children's activities will finish at 9pm and the beacon lit at 9.45pm. Details at fareham.gov.uk/leisure/beaconevent.aspx. A street party will be held in Elmhurst Road and Belvoir Close in Fareham from 12pm onwards.

Residents of Sunningdale Road, Portchester, will host a street party from 2pm.

Gosport

The Lee Beacon 2022 festivities will take place on the Lee-on-the-Solent Seafront. There will be a 6.5 meter high beacon to be lit at 9.45pm and followed by the Commonwealth Song. HMS Sultan will be lowering the Union Jack at sunset and a Fire Finale has been specially choregraphed for the event. Music, entertainment, and food will be available from 12pm until late.

Havant/Waterlooville

As part of its Platinum Jubilee festival, The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre in Havant will screen The Merry Wives of Windsor, recorded live at The Globe. The Spring’s new play artist in residence, Rachel Fullegar, will also be at the venue, in character. The residents of Third Avenue, Denvilles, Havant will host a street party from 12pm to 4pm.

Hayling Island

A free Street Party Extravaganza will be held from 2pm to 8pm at Hayling Park. There will be inflatables, garden games, arts and crafts, sporting activities, a drumming workshop, fancy dress through the ages, and crown making competitions, demonstrations and performances taking place from local clubs and groups, vintage fire engines, and a Proms in The Park.

Friday, June 3

Portsmouth

Allens Road, Southsea, will host a street party with activities including a tug-of-war, children's games, face painting, a talent show, live music, a raffle, and a cake auction. Funds raised will be donated to charity. It will take place from 12pm to 8pm. Seaview Road, Drayton, will host a street party between 12pm and 9pm. A street party will be held on Haslemere Road in Southsea during the day. Chelmsford Road in North End will host a street party from 2pm to 7pm. Residents of Marion Road in Southsea will hold celebrations between 3pm and 8pm. North End Baptist Church on Powerscourt Road is set to host a street party between 2pm and 5pm.

Fareham

Cams Bay Close, Downend, Fareham will host a street party from 2pm. There will be live music, a singer, a saxophonist, face painting, children's games, a BBQ, and a firework display at 10pm.

Gosport

Swallow Court, in Lee-on-the Solent, will hold a street party between 11am and 6pm. Residents of North Close, Gosport, will be hosting a street party between 12pm and 6pm. A street party will be held on Bury Close in Gosport between 11.30am and 3pm.

Havant/Waterlooville

The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre in Havant will be taking part in The Big Jubilee Read and hosting a range of book-themed events. This will include free drop-in workshops, led by Rachel Fullegar, with the help of plenty of absurd props and dressing up boxes. A Shed of Stories will be hosted outside the venue, with free hourly story-times. Dobbies garden centre in Havant will be offering guests afternoon tea from Friday, June 3, to Sunday, June 5. Prices for the adults start from £13.50 per person and the children’s afternoon tea can be enjoyed for £7.50. Book at dobbies.com/events. Wilverley Avenue in West Leigh will host a street party with bouncy castles, face painting, cupcakes, art and crafts and a picnic. Residents of Hillside Avenue, Waterlooville, will host celebrations from 9am to 9pm. Queens Road in Waterlooville will host a street party from 12pm to 4pm. There will be a ukulele band performing, as well as boules and crazy golf. An auction and a raffle will be held in aid of the Ukrainian refugee crisis with 20 raffle prizes and other items for auction already having been donated. Sandyfield Crescent, Cowplain, will host a party from 3pm. A street party will take place on Princess Drive, Alton between 2pm and 6pm. More than 40 people are expected to take part in a street party in Nutwick Road in Havant from 1pm to 4pm. In Havant borough, Lower Bere Wood, Orchard Road, Sandyfield Crescent, Liddiards Way, Cumberland Avenue, Park Crescent, Rowan Avenue, and The Dale will also be hosting street parties.

Hayling Island

Coronation Road, Hayling Island, will be hosting celebrations from 3pm.

Saturday, June 4

Portsmouth

Portsea Action Group will be hosting a street party at St George’s Square from 2pm to 7pm. It is a free event with a band playing, afternoon tea, children’s games, and music. A street party will be hosted at Hawthorn Crescent, Cosham. Residents at Hilltop Crescent, Drayton, are planning a Jubilee Street Party called the ‘Hilltoppers Jubilee Celebrations’ on Saturday, June 4, with provision to move the party to Sunday, June 5 if the weather is bad. Events will open at 1pm with treasure hunts throughout the gardens in the crescent, and a tea party starting at 3pm. There will also be lots of ‘home made’ events, best (junior) King and Queen, best dressed pets in the crescent, best homemade cake or fairy cakes, and the crescent’s own ‘Red Arrows’ fly past. Binsteed Road, Fratton, will be hosting a street party from 1pm onwards. As well as celebrating the Platinum Jubilee, the event will raise money for The Roberts Centre. Activities will include a tug-of-war, face painting, a lucky dip, a cupcake stall, a raffle, an egg and spoon race, and a BBQ in the evening. Knox road and Meyrick road in Stamshaw will host a street party from 2pm to 9pm. Carisbrooke Road and Apsley Road in Southsea will hold a street party from 1pm to 6pm. The event has received support from Portsmouth Football Club and has been gifted banners, bunting, and tombola prizes. Former Pompey goalkeeper Alan Knight will be attending the celebrations and Spider-Man will supply the children’s entertainment at 2pm. A street party will take place on Kirby Road in North End between 12pm and 6pm. The Haven in Southsea will be hosting their own street party from 2pm.

Chetwynd Road in Southsea will be hosting a street party throughout the day.

Street party celebrations will take place on Lynton Grove, Copnor between 12pm and 9pm.

The community of King Albert Street, Landport, will be hosting a street party in the court green’s caged area between 11am and 6pm.

Highbury Grove in Cosham will be hosting two celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee. The street parties will take place on the Wembley Grove junction and the junction of Chatsworth Avenue from 2pm.

Binsteed Road, Buckland will hold a street party between 1pm and 8pm.

A street party will take place on the top of South Road in Drayton from 9.30am onwards. There will be a dog show at 11am and a Big Lunch event at 1pm.

Sunningdale Road in Copnor will host their own Jubilee street party from 12pm onwards. The party will begin with a children’s fancy dress parade at 12.15pm. The children will sit down for their jubilee lunch at approximately 1pm and there will be lots of fun activities throughout the day.

Residents of Inglis Road in Southsea will be hosting a street party between 1pm and 5pm.

Liss Road and Haslemere Road in Southsea are set to hold a joint street party for the Jubilee. The event will take place between 12pm and 9pm, with celebrations including local entertainment and competitions.

A street party will take place on Chitty Road in Southsea from 1pm to 5pm.

Residents of Laburnum Grove, from the Copnor Road end through to Kensington Road will be having a street party. Road closure will be from 11am.

Gosport

The Selsey Avenue, Gosport, street party will be held from 1pm. The Mayor of Gosport is set to open the event, which will feature a town crier, a pearly king and queen, and a crown competition for children. Stoke Road Community Festival will take place in Stoke Road, Gosport, from 11am to 3pm. Each decade of the Queen’s reign will be marked, with The White Hart pub returning to the 1950s and traders representing the changing decades as visitors walk down the street. Community choirs and local musicians will be taking part, and the shops will be hosting free activities for families. Residents of retirement flats in Stoke Road, Gosport will be hosting a tea party along with other premises on the road. Vernon Road, Gosport, will hold a street party between 11am and 7pm. The community of Welch Road, Gosport, will host a street party from 10am to 10pm. A street party will be held on Ingledene Close in Gosport between 12pm and 6pm. Joseph Street will join in with the Jubilee celebrations by hosting their own street party between 9am and 5pm Street party celebrations will take place on Charlesbury Avenue, Gosport, from 2pm to 6pm.

Fareham

A street party will take place at Paxton Road, Fareham, from 12pm to 10pm.

A street party will be held from 3pm until 6pm at Veryan in Fareham.

The community at Heritage Gardens in Fareham will host a street party in the afternoon.

Green Road in Stubbington will be hosting a party for older residents. Bunting and gazebos are already going up in preparation.

Havant/Waterlooville

The Chaplains Avenue, Cowplain, street party will take place from 12-7pm and will have music, children’s entertainment, games, raffle, and face painting. The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre in Havant will host a Garden Party Celebration from 10am to 4pm, which is free to attend. It will include family performances, workshops, cakes, and face-painting. A ‘Big Picnic in the Park’ will be held at Staunton Country Park. Free to attend, families can bring a picnic and watch a live screening of the Platinum Party at the Palace in London. The Denmead Jubilee Street Party will be held from 3pm to 7pm outside the shops on Hambledon Road. There will be music, a swing and jive show, dancing, and local food. Petersfield’s Platinum Jubilee Fete will take place from 10am to 6pm at Avenue Pavilion. There will be a 1950s themed fete, stalls, live music, refreshments, competitions, games, dancing, a bar, and tearooms. A street party will take place from 2pm to 8pm in Sutton Road, Cowplain. The Mayor of Havant will arrive at 2.30pm for the fancy hat parade, and there will also be a band playing music, games for the children to play, karaoke, a quiz, a raffle, and a sing-song with old songs.

Residents of Hawkewood Avenue, Waterlooville, will host a party from 12pm to 7pm and have been given permission to close the road. The avenue will be lined with tables and chairs.

Fairmead Walk in Cowplain will be closed for a street party, set to take place from 12pm to 6pm. A Scot’s piper in full regalia will parade, residents are intending to dress up, and there will be an afternoon tea party as well as, music, games, competitions and BBQs.

Residents of Thornfield Close, off Hawthorn Road in Horndean, have organised their own street party to take place from 1pm to 6pm. There will be activities and games for children and adults, and tables will go out at 3pm to enjoy a Jubilee tea party.

Bunting has already started to go up at Glamorgan Road in Waterlooville ahead of the street party, which will take place from 1pm. There will be tea and cake, games, a quiz for adults, and socialising.

Warren Road in Liss Forest will be hosting a street party from 3pm onwards.

Longfield Road in Emsworth will be closed for a street party taking place from 4pm to 10pm.

In Havant borough, Southbrook Road, Fortunes Way, Longfield Road, and Lymbourn Road will also be hosting street parties.

Hayling Island

The Hayling Island Lions Club will host its annual Donkey Derby from 1pm to 5pm at The Legion Field, Legion Road. The Mayor of Havant will open the event with the help of the Hayling ‘Queens’, and cllr Leah Turner will judge the costumes in the ‘red, white, and blue’ fancy dress parade. There are prizes for both the ‘up to six years’ and the ‘seven to 11’ years categories. The Donkey Race riders will be youngsters from the Heart of Hayling Boxing Club, and there will also be stalls, a BBQ, a licensed marquee, donkey rides, a picnic area sponsored by Havant Borough Council, face painting, crockery smashing, a coconut shy, a soft play area for babies, an inflatable slide and bouncy castle, and a separate arena with entertainment all afternoon.

Southbrook Road in Langstone will hold a celebration of the Queen's Jubilee with residents providing music, food and entertainment for the children. The road will be partly closed from Rectory Road to Hamilton Close.

Sunday, June 5

Portsmouth

A street party will take place on Marsh Close, Drayton, between 1pm and 6pm. Northgate Avenue in Fratton will host a street party from 12.30pm to 8.30pm. Street party celebrations will take place on Fifth Street in Buckland between 1pm and 8pm. Frensham Road, Southsea, will host a street party from 1pm. The street will be free of cars and decorated for the Jubilee. Residents of Compton Road in Copnor have organised a street party from 1pm onwards. The event will raise money for The Forgotten Veterans charity. Meon Road in Milton will be hosting a street party from the Milton Arms pub to the Premier convenience store on the corner of Catisfield Road. The event will take place between 12pm and 6pm. The community of Locarno Road in Copnor has organised a street party between 1pm and 9pm. Street party celebrations will take place on Marmion Avenue in Southsea from 1pm to 6pm. Kintyre Road in Cosham will hold a street party from 3pm onwards. Portsmouth Cathedral is set to host a Jubilee street party between Oyster Street and St Thomas’s Street in Old Portsmouth. The event will take place between 12pm and 5pm, and it will begin on the Cathedral site before spreading out onto Oyster Street. The Cathedral has also organised numerous events during the day, including the morning service and the Jubilee Evensong. Kimbolton Road in Copnor will hold a street party from 12pm to 6pm. Duncan Road, Southsea, is set to host a Jubilee street party between 1pm and 6pm. The community of Freestone Road in Southsea will host celebrations from 12pm onwards. Havelock Road in Southsea will be holding a street party between 1pm and 5pm.

Solent NHS Trust’s catering team is offering inpatients in Southampton and Portsmouth a Jubilee themed afternoon tea, with many different traditional food items included to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. Chief Operating Officer Suzannah Rosenberg will be on hand to help deliver the afternoon teas to patients on Spinnaker Ward at St Mary’s Hospital.

Fareham

A street party will be held at St Mary's Road, Stubbington from 3pm.

The Waterside Gardens Jubilee Street Party will be held from 1pm until 5pm in Waterside Gardens, Wallington. There will be music from the HMS Collingwood Volunteer Quintet Band as well as games, a royal treasure hunt, an egg and spoon race, and ice cream.

Residents of seven Portchester roads will be coming together to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee. Allenby Grove, Clive Grove, Marlborough Grove, Gladstone Gardens, Vincent Grove, Frobisher Grove and Wellington Grove will be hosting a street party from 1pm to around 9pm.

Hollam Close in Fareham is set to host a street party with food and drink, music, and Queen-themed quizzes. The road will be closed at 12, and the event will run from 2pm to 5pm.

Residents of Magpie Close, Fareham, will host a street party from 12pm to 6pm.

Gosport

Dampier Close, Gosport, will host a street party from 1pm to 5pm. Weymouth Avenue in Gosport will host a street party from 12pm until late, with activities for children and adults. Residents of Victorious Close in Lee-on-the-Solent will hold their own street party between 9am and 6pm. A street party will take place on Rothesay Road, Gosport, from 10am to 9pm. Waterloo Road in Gosport will host a street party between 11am and 5pm. Kennedy Crescent, Gosport, will host a street party from 10am. The community of South Close, Gosport, will throw a street party between 1pm and 5pm. The residents of Eastcliffe Close in Lee-on-the-Solent will host a street party from 1pm to 5pm. Crescent Road and St Marks Road in Gosport will host a joint street party between 10am and 6pm. Freemantle Road, Gosport, will hold a street party between 11am and 2pm. A street party will be held on Kennedy Crescent in Gosport from 10am to 5pm. Jubilee celebrations take place on Parker Close, Gosport between 12pm and 8pm. Clanwilliam Road in Lee-on-the-Solent will host a street party between 11am and 11pm. St Marks Close and The Rosery will host a joint street party from 10am to 6pm. Residents of Clyde Road, Gosport, will hold a street party between 3pm and 7pm. Between 12pm and 9pm, Chester Crescent in Lee-on-the-Solent will host a Jubilee street party. A street party will take place in Ryde Place, Lee-on-the-Solent between 9am and 7pm. Keyes Road in Gosport will host a street party from 12pm to 4pm. The community of Tukes Avenue, Gosport will hold a street party between 10am and 4pm.

Havant/Waterlooville

‘Big Jubilee Picnic Lunches’ will be held at Queen Elizabeth Country Park and at Royal Victoria Country Park. It will be free to attend, and there will be stalls, music, entertainment, and a café open offering hot and cold food, snacks, and drinks Horndean Community Association will host a street party at Merchistoun Hall in Horndean from 11am to 3pm. Admission is free, and there will be a BBQ, a fully licensed bar, a tea room, a children’s play area, stalls, and music. Residents of Furzedown Crescent, West Leigh, Havant, are holding an all day street party from around 9:30am until late. The Waterlooville Action Group will be holding its Queens Jubilee Summer Fete from 10am to 5pm in Jubilee Park, Waterlooville. There will be live music, arena events, a fun dog show, free activities for the children, a bouncy castle, a funfair, storytelling, stalls, and food and drink. There will be two competitions: a fancy dress Kings and Queens through the ages (participants are invited to be creative - Elvis would fit the theme) and a British Bake Off cake competition. The Mayor of Havant, Dianna Patrick, will be judging the competitions. Central Emsworth will be decked out for the Platinum Jubilee, with shops, cafes, and businesses dressing their windows for the street party taking place from 12pm to 6pm. There will be 25 large trestle tables for residents to use for their picnics or there will be a variety of street food that will be available to buy. Some pubs will be serving all afternoon and there will also be a marquee for wine and other refreshments. There will be entertainment all afternoon, including live music and a best crown competition. Money raised from the day will be in aid of the RNLI.

The community at Forest End, Waterlooville, will be hosting celebrations, with the road closed from Windrush Gardens to the t-junction. Festivities will begin at midday.

A party will be held in Hunters Ride, Waterlooville, for residents of that street as well as Foxes Close and Broadlands Avenue. Kicking off at 2pm, the party will include music, quizzes, and performances from a dancing troupe. A resident of Hunters Ride is baking a cake and the two longest residents of the streets will be cutting it, there will be toasts and sharing of residents' achievements.

Whitehaven Care Home in Horndean will host a street party including a singer and soft play for the kids. It will take place from 2pm to 4pm. Funds raised will be donated to the Alzheimer's Society.

The residents of Longmead Gardens, Havant, are holding a street party to celebrate the Jubilee from 1pm onwards

Sarah Milne, a councillor for Stakes ward in Havant, is arranging a street party in Montgomery Walk, Waterlooville. The cul-de-sac will be closed from 12pm to 8pm, and the party will run from 2.30pm to 6pm.

Hillmead Gardens, Bedhampton will host a Jubilee Party from 12pm to 4pm. A talented local knitter, Freda Hatchard, has created a red, white and blue decoration for her garden fence as well as soldiers with bearskins.

Boundary Way in Havant will host a street party from 3pm with decorations and food.

The community of Rushes Road in Petersfield has come together to organise a street party. Most residents are involved on some level, including a 91-year-old resident who watched the first coronation. There will be banqueting tables down the middle of the road festooned with decorations and there are plans for a picnic lunch with children's stalls and games for all.

St Michaels Way in Horndean will be hosting a street party from 12pm to 6pm.

In Havant borough, Blackthorn Drive, Harbourside, Langstone High Street, Montgomery Road, Record Road, St Peter’s Square, Fifth Avenue, Sinah Lane, St Catherines Road, Summerhill Road, and Wheatlands Avenue will also be hosting street parties.

A street party will be held from 12pm until 3pm at Woodbury Avenue, Petersfield.

A street party will be held at Beach Road, Emsworth, from 2pm to 4pm. The road will be closed between Brent Court and West Road.

Hayling Island

A Jubilee street party will be held in Bosmere Road, Hayling Island, from 1pm to 5pm. A street party for residents will be held at the southern end of St Catherines Road, Hayling Island. The road will be closed from 10am with proceedings starting at 1pm.