Connecting the Community

WHAT ARE WE ALL UP TO?

This year the nation celebrates her Majesty's 70th year on the throne. With this wonderful milestone being marked with 2 Bank Holidays, we can all look forward to a long weekend of street parties, miles of bunting and celebrations.

We are busy making plans here at DPC but would love to hear from you, the residents, with any ideas of how you would like to see Duston celebrate this momentous occasion.

Please get in touch with Alison if you are organising events as we may be able to support you. There is plenty of helpful advice out there for planning your street party including road closures and events dos and don'ts.

There is a full programme of events planned nationally including pageants, concerts and much more. West Northants Council have several events taking place over the long weekend and a 'Big Jubilee Lunch' will take place at Delapre Abbey but why not get together with friends, family and neighbours and have your own.

Send us your pictures - we would love to document how this great village has come together to celebrate

We will be developing this page to include any local events planned to celebrate this wonderful occasion. Equally, if you are a Duston shop owner or business and you are offering a 'Jubilee Special' then let us know and we will help promote it.

We also want to hear specifically from our local SCHOOLS I NURSERIES I YOUTH ORGANISATIONS I CHURCHES; Are you planning an event or parade that we can advertise for you ?

Here are some useful links to help you plan your events

https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/culture-and-tourism/queens-platinum-jubilee

https://www.royal.uk/platinum-jubilee-central-weekend

https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com - The Big Jubilee Lunch

THE QUEEN'S GREEN CANOPY

Cherry Tree St Luke's Field

Our 'Plant a Tree for the Jubilee' is also underway and we would love as much help as possible with planting new trees and hedges across Duston. There will be planting opportunities in March and October of this year - please contact Alison; bcdm@duston-pc.gov.uk

We have planted a beautiful cherry tree in St Luke's Field and have further plans to plant a 'wild harvest' hedge to include Hazel, Blackthorn, Rowan, Hawthorn, Crab Apple & Dog Rose. As well as providing much needed cover for birds, wildlife and insects, it is hoped that as this matures, future generations will be able to collect the fruits and enjoy making jams, jellies and even sloe gin!

We have also been working with our lovely partners in the village who are planting some of our trees and hedging plants to make their own mark for the jubilee. Residents of Pond Farm and Timken Grange are preparing to plant this month. If you would like some saplings for the next wave of planting then please let Alison know 07500 787625 or bcdm@duston-pc.gov.uk

You can get involved by planting a tree in your garden or encourage your community or work place to take part. Planting resumes in October and we have until the end of 2022 to plant for the Queen's Green Canopy

https://queensgreencanopy.org/ - Find out more

Timken Grange plant a Wild Cherry


WHY NOT ENTER OUR ART COMPETITION!

ENTER OUR ART COMPETITION!

We will be running an art competition to be judged at our Duston Fun Day - using any art medium you want you can enter our Queen's Portrait Competition. Plenty of scope for artistic licence! - our winners will be judged by our very own Duston Art Group.

The categories are;

Under 5's

5 - 11 years

12 - 17 years

Adults 18+

Please submit your entries on paper or card no bigger than A4 with your name, age category and contact details (please mark it DFD Art Comp) and drop it in to us no later than Sunday 12th June at

Duston Parish Council, Duston Community Centre, Pendle Road, Duston, NN5 6DY


CALLING ALL ARTISTS, CRAFTERS & KNITTERS!

Lastly, are you a knitter or crafter?

WE WANT YOU!

Please get in touch if you can help us make something really special for the Jubilee, if you are arty or crafty and enthusiastic then you are just the person to help us create our Duston Showstopper - call us and we will reveal more!

Last updated: Wed, 11 May 2022 13:56