Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Jubilee Trees

Payhembury Parish Council have already been involved with planting nearly 40 trees as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy including ~25 whips in a Jubilee Copse on the edge of Upton, 5 red oaks in the Watermeadows, 6 native oaks and a number of other whips along the Colestocks to Payhembury footpath. Trees, such as disease-resistant elms or ashes, can also be planted if funds are available. If you would like to donate or pledge money towards more Jubilee Trees, please let the Parish Council know.

East Devon District Council have also arranged for oak trees to be planted in the parishes across East Devon. This oak tree was planted at the top of the playing fields in the area between the churchyard wall and the Tennis Court in March. Payhembury Parish Council also planted 2 apple trees in the same area at the same time.

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Payhembury Parish Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebrations - June 2nd-5th

Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations will be taking place over the long bank holiday weekend of 2nd-5th June. Join in with Payhembury Parish's celebrations which include:

Big Bring-Your-Own Picnic! - Sunday 5th June

Come and join Payhembury's version of The Big Jubilee Lunch, at midday on Sunday 5th June. There will be a bar, teas, coffees, ice creams and sweets available and possibly some live music. If you are interested in providing music, face-painting or other types of entertainment, please get in touch. During the picnic the winners of the two Platinum Jubilee competitions will be announced and prizes and certificates given!

Payhembury Parish Royal Scarecrow Competition - Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th June:

Entry is free and entry forms will be available from Payhembury Provisions on Monday 2nd May and must be returned by Monday 23rd May. We need a completed entry form so we know where to find and judge your scarecrow creations. There will be three categories:

  • Best Individual Queen
  • Best other Royal Family Member
  • Best Royal Family Group

Scarecrows to be displayed outside the address on Friday 3rd June, with judging to take place on Saturday 4th June.

Children's Crown Competition - Sunday 5th June:

No entry forms needed - just bring your fantastic crown creations along to the Big Bring-Your-Own Picnic on Sunday 5th June. Entries will be divided into three age groups:

  • 5 years old and under
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11 years old and over

We look forward to seeing you at the Big Picnic on Sunday 5th June and to seeing all your different scarecrow and crown creations!

There are a range of other national celebrations happening over the long bank holiday weekend of 2nd-5th June to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. There is a lot of information available on various websites including https://www.royal.uk/platinum-jubilee-central-weekend