Jubilee logo with bunting

Platinum Party in the Park on 2 June 2022

Victory Field Recreation Ground London Road, Sunninghill, SL5 7DG

About the Party

Every other year Sunninghill & Ascot Parish Council hold a ‘Party in the Park’ at Victory Field in Sunninghill, but this year we are delighted to be hosting an extra special Platinum Party in the Park as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations taking place all over the country.

The event will begin at 4.30pm with live music from various groups being performed on the specially erected open-air stage, as part of the line up of entertainment, we are delighted to be welcoming back Groove Republic, who have been so very popular with the audience when they performed at our previous Party in the Park events.

There will be food stalls, a beer and Pimms tent, ice cream stall, fairground rides and fun for all the family. Bring your own picnic, chairs and rugs and soak up the party atmosphere throughout the evening.

To celebrate Her Majesty the Queen reaching the unprecedented achievement of 70 years on the throne, at 9.45pm the main event will begin with the lighting of the official jubilee beacon, this will coincide with the lighting of beacons all over the country that evening. Once the beacon is lit, a specially formed community choir will lead the singing in a Proms style finale for a  rousing finish to the evening.

Free disabled parking will be available onsite.  A park and ride service is available from Ascot Racecourse’s Car Park 10, which will take you directly to Victory Field.  Other parking is also available at St Michael’s Church, Sunninghill.

You are welcome to bring your own seating and rug and as it will be getting dark towards to end of he evening, we also advise you to bring torches with you to aid the journey home.

More exciting details are confirming more details for the day all the time, so for updates keep checking the website and don’t forget to  follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

Event

Time Table of Events

Event Opens

Proclamation

Lighting the Beacon

Event Closes

4:30 pm

9:35 pm

9:45 pm

10:15 pm

Jubilee Beacon

1st Sunningdale Scouts and South Ascot Scouts have been preparing young people of ages 6 to 18 with skills for life and supporting the community in the area for well over 100 years.

The Scout Groups have previously built beacons for other celebrations in the community and are very honoured to be asked to do so again for the Queens Platinum Jubilee.

Our volunteer leaders, Scouts and Explorers will be building the beacon during the day and preparing it for lighting at 9:45pm along with other events across the country.

Lit beacon image from 2012

Beacon at Diamond Jubilee event June 2012

The last beacon that the Scouts Groups build was done at Broomhall Recreation Ground in 2018 to commemorate the 100 anniversary of the end of WW1 and you can see a time-lapse of the build here.

Live Music

The event will feature a number of great bands performing live on stage throughout the evening.  

We are pleased to be welcoming back to the Platinum Party in the Park stage, Groove Republic who have previously delighted the Party in the Park audience many times with  their energetic funk and soul hits.  This year we will also be welcoming for the first time Groove Company, who will be encouraging you all to dance the night away with hits from the 1940s to 2000s.  Opening the live music for us at 4.30pm will be an exciting new blues and rock band led by front man Evert Outen.  Do click on the pictures below to hear these wonderful bands in action.

After the lighting of the Jubilee Beacon at 9.45pm we will be inviting everyone to raise their voice in song and join our community choir singing a Last Night of the Proms style finale.

This will be a great evening of celebration and music not to be missed!

Groove Republic

Groove Republic

Groove Company

Evert Outen

Parking

Parking for the event is being run by Ascot Rotary with all proceeds going to their Ukranian Appeal.

Ample car parking is available at the Ascot Racecourse CAR PARK 10 from which the White Bus will be operating a park and ride service to Victory Field.

At Victory Field

There will be limited parking at Victory Filed itself and will be primarily reserved for disabled.

Parking is also available at St Michael and All Angel’s Church, Church Lane, Sunninghill, Ascot, SL5 7DD.

 

Get Involved!

Light our Jubilee Beacon

We are looking for seven torch bearers to ceremonially light the Jubilee Beacon and we would like you to nominate someone who has served the community in some way that you think needs to be recognised and applauded.  Please send your nominations to the Parish Office.  

Would you like to be part of this once in a lifetime celebration?

We are looking for volunteers to join our team of stewards to work different shifts during the day. The shift is of 3 hours duration from 4pm-7pm or 7pm-10pm. 

Duties will be to direct the public to seating/picnic areas, refreshment stalls, toilets, etc and to a friendly face to provide advice and assistance to the public if needed.   All stewards will be briefed at the beginning of their shift and will be provided with a Hi-Viz jacket. Refreshments such as tea/coffee with be available throughout the shift and a voucher for refreshments from one of the many food stalls will be provided.

Don’t let the opportunity pass by to be part of this one off event, where the whole community will be coming together to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, a unique celebration that has never happened before and is unlikely to happen again, so lets come together to make this a once in a lifetime event to remember for all the family!

We are assembling a lovely group of helpers for the Platinum Party in the Park and would be delighted to welcome you as part of our team.  If you think you would like to join us or would like to find out a little more information about what is involved please contact the Parish Office at enquiries@s-a-pc.com or call 01344 623480.

Prize Draw Raffle

We are delighted to announce that same of our wonderful local companies have been generous enough to donate some fantastic prizes for our Prize Draw Raffle!  

One of our sponsors, Venture Studios have kindly donated two vouchers for a photography sessions with them.  First Prize is a voucher for £500 and second prize is a voucher to the value of £245.

Our third prize has been donated by Coworth Park Hotel, who have generously given a Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two voucher.

And our cuddly fourth prize is a beautiful Platinum Billy Bear!

Tickets will be available to purchase on the day.

1st prize
2nd prize
afternoon tea
Days
Hours

Sponsors

Thank you to our Sponsors for supporting this event

Ascot Racecourse logo

Headline Sponsor

Berkeley Homes Logo
Osborne Heath Logo
Sunninghill Trust Logo
Venture Studios logo