The Queen was born in 1926 and so this year the country is pulling out all the stops to help her celebrate her 90th birthday. Herefordshire is putting together a programme of events and occasions to help her mark this important milestone.
Herefordshire Lieutenancy and Herefordshire Council are encouraging residents to throw a street party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th The Queen’s birthday is on April 21 but the official celebrations will be held over the weekend of over the weekend of June 10 to 12 2016.
Parishes will be celebrating with street parties, lunches and evening events all over the country and these can raise money for their chosen charity, although there is no requirement to do so - the parties may just be self-financing. Communities are asked to register their street party on our website page so that there is a central place for individuals to discover how they can celebrate. www.herefordshire.gov.uk/hmq90/events
Lady Darnley, Herefordshire’s Lord Lieutenant (Her Majesty’s representative for Herefordshire) said:
“We are so proud to be part of this wider celebration. So much has happened in The Queen’s life internationally, nationally and locally. We all join together in wishing Her Majesty a very Happy Birthday and celebrating with our own local events.”
One of the first events being held is on the weekend of Friday March 4 to Sunday March 6 – “Clean for the Queen” - where local communities are arranging a litter-pick all over the country. In Herefordshire several communities have already committed to participate in this campaign.
Schools, parishes and towns are to be encouraged to register on the website and to join the country in the biggest clear up we have seen for 60 years. Groups are encouraged to register on-line. For more information visit www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk.
Herefordshire Lieutenancy are also are running a competition: “90 Years of Life” where children and adults alike are invited to submit 90 – 900 words of prose or poem recounting an interview with a nonagenarian (a person who is between 90 and 99 years old ) describing the joys, sorrows and changes of their lifetime. For full and further details please see the Lieutenancy website. www.herefordshire.gov.uk/hmq90/competition
Finally all are invited to join The Lord Lieutenant and Chairman of the Council for a celebratory service to be held in Hereford Cathedral at 3.30 on Saturday June 11
For information on, and to keep up to date with the latest events taking place please visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/hmq90
For information and ideas for your street party please visit
For information on any licences or permits you may need for a street party from Herefordshire council there is information on this page www.herefordshire.gov.uk/transport-and-highways/maintenance/roads-closures-and-diversions
Picture from the Queens' visit the Hereford in 2012