Reading adds to the Queen's Green Canopy in honour of her majesty's Platinum Jubilee

We are adding to the Queen's Green Canopy next Friday, 11 March, by planting a tree for the Platinum Jubilee.

A new oak tree will take pride of place at the civic offices. The planting ceremony, taking place at 1.30 pm, will be attended by Cllr Rachel Eden, Mayor of Reading; Cllr Karen Rowland, Reading’s Lead Councillor for Culture, Heritage and Recreation; alongside children from Kennet Day nursery and representatives from local tree conservation groups.

This year marks the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – when she becomes the first British monarch to reign for 70 years. And to mark this auspicious milestone, we are contributing to ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy: Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’ campaign.

An English Oak will be added to one of the planters outside the Civic Offices, at the corner of Fobney Street and Bridge Street, alongside a commemorative plaque marking the significance of the occasion.

More information on the Plant a Tree for the Jubilee campaign.

Reading’s Jubilee calendar A whole host of Jubilee celebration events and activities will be taking place, including:

  • The flagship celebration event for Reading’s Jubilee weekend, Water Fest, Saturday 4 June.
  • A specially created, augmented reality trail across Reading to link with our Mayor’s charity-sponsored walk across Reading over the Jubilee weekend.
  • Trinity Concert Band children’s concert in the Forbury Bandstand on Sunday 5 June
  • Jubilee exhibition at Berkshire Record Office from Thursday 26 May to Friday 26 August.
  • Reading Libraries Jubilee Rhymetime in the Forbury Gardens – Wednesday 3 August
  • A range of jubilee related activities at Reading Museum including a Platinum Pudding Trail and Jubilee Dress-Up
  • Jubilee Street Parties 2 to 5 June

Summer Jubilee street parties

Communities across Reading are also being invited to stage their Jubilee street parties this summer without having to pay the usual road closure fees. Residents can apply to host a street party during the special bank holiday in June - the Jubilee weekend - from 2 to 5 June 2022.

Apply to hold a street party on any of the specified weekends.

The deadline for applications is Friday 4 April 2022.