The Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Bromley joined celebrating residents at more than 100 of the borough’s 305 street parties as they travelled to every corner of Bromley during the Platinum Jubilee weekend.

Thousands of residents also attended special celebratory events, including concerts and film screenings in Queens Gardens and a beacon lighting ceremony in Crystal Palace Park. This special ceremony saw the Mayor light Bromley’s beacon while simultaneously the Deputy Mayor lit a beacon in Orpington Market Square, joining over 3,500 beacons lit across the globe in honour of Her Majesty’s achievement, including others within the borough.

Councillor Hannah Gray, Mayor of Bromley said: “It was wonderful to be able meet so many different residents from across the entire borough this weekend, and to share a few minutes of this historic occasion with each of them. We met people from all backgrounds and walks of life, from young babies to residents that remember Her Majesty’s coronations all those years ago. What I saw throughout the weekend was deep respect and admiration for Her Majesty, and a desire to come together to celebrate. All these fantastic street parties and many other celebrations we attended over the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday have made me so proud of Bromley and the passionate community spirit that was displayed.”

In addition to touring Bromley’s street parties, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor undertook a number of duties during the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday, including crowning the Best Decorated Shop, planting trees for the Queen’s Green Canopy campaign and attending Thanksgiving Parade and Service in Bromley Parish Church.

Find out more about the events that took place in the borough at bromley.gov.uk/PlatinumJubilee.

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Published: 7th June 2022