platinum jubilee competition

Win a seat at the Top Table at our Big Jubilee Lunch!

We have launched a competition to win a place at the Top Table with the Mayor and other dignitaries at our Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 5th June (12.00-16.00) in the town centre and be part of a permanent display to commemorate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Woodley's big jubilee lunch poster

Competition details

The competition is open to all children 12 years of age and under, with three categories of winners: 5 years and under, 6 – 8 years old, 9 – 12 years old.

We are asking for stones to be decorated in a Jubilee theme – crowns, flags, castles, queens, and coins – making them as bright and beautiful as possible! Each stone will be permanently set in the Council’s commemorative memorial around our Jubilee Tree in Woodford Park to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The tree has been planted as part of the Queen’s Canopy. See article HERE.

Mayor plants tree for Queens platinum jubilee

Some of the local schools have been supplied with stones and forms, however, the competition is open to any child 12 years and under who lives in Woodley or attends a Woodley school.

Form and stones

Forms and stones can be collected from the Council offices, although children are welcome to use their own stones (we have a limited stock of stones). You can also download the form HERE.

The decorated stone (name/age on the back) needs to be returned with the completed form in a clear bag* by Friday 20th May 2022.

Good luck!

*ALL bags will be recycled

The competition is only open to children living in or attending a school in Woodley, age of 12 years old or under. Each qualifying stone must be decorated in a Jubilee theme and we can only accept one entry per child. Please note that the stones will not be returned and will be permanently set in Woodford Park around the Council’s Jubilee Tree, which has been planted as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy to commemorate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. Please return the completed form with the decorated stone in a clear plastic bag (the bag will be recycled). Please write your child’s name and age on the back of the stone. All stones must be accompanied with a completed form.

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Mayor plants tree for Queens platinum jubilee

Town Mayor plants tree to commemorate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee

The tree is part of a nationwide Queen’s Green Canopy initiative to focus on planting sustainably and creating a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the Nation, which will benefit future generations

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, which invites people from across the United Kingdom to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’.

We are delighted to be joining QGC, participating to enhance our environment, while also honouring The Queen.

A Prunus Cerasifera Nigra tree – or more commonly known as a Purple leaved Cherry plum tree – was planted by Woodley Town Mayor, Cllr Janet Sartorel, in Woodford Park near where the new play area will be. 

The tree will form part of a seated area within the sensory garden, once the play area has been built. 

It will be surrounded by purple xx plants to add texture, colour and scent. 

The tree will also be surrounded by Jubilee themed pebbles decorated by local children, set in resin, creating a permanent commemorative tribute that will also be a legacy to the children of Woodley. 

“I am honoured to plant this tree on behalf of the people of Woodley to commemorate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and to thank her for her tireless dedication to our country,” says Woodley Town Mayor. 

“I am delighted at the location of the tree. It will create a beautiful seating area in the new sensory garden, which will be a wonderful addition to Woodford Park.”

The tree will be listed on the QGC map; a digital record of the Jubilee tree planting projects across the United Kingdom.

Local children aged under 12 years old will be invited to decorate Jubilee themed stones to surround the tree. All contributed stones will be used and there will be a competition for three winners and their families to join the Mayor and Deputy Mayor and other dignitaries at the top table at Woodley’s Big Jubilee Lunch in the town centre on Sunday 5th June. The initiative is in association with some of Woodley’s schools, however, all local children age 12 years or under are welcome to enter. Full details of the competition are available on our website and social media pages.

“I am very excited by this competition and I will also be painting my own stone to be part of this fantastic memorial. I hope the local children will enjoy seeing their stones set permanently for many years to come,” says Janet. 

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the team at Woodley Town Council for arranging this. Our grounds team work very hard to create beautiful and well-kept green spaces and the thought and care that has gone into the Jubilee Tree is praiseworthy,” adds Janet.

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