Whitwell and Hodthorpe with Belph Parish Councils are proud to be part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons and Associated Activities on June 2, 2022. Whitwell and Hodthorpe with Belph has announced plans to light a Beacon for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the evening of Thursday, June 2, 2022.
The Beacon is one of thousands being lit in the UK and the Commonwealth, and forms part of the official programme announced by Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee Weekend.
The Beacon will be lit at the Tarmac Quarry Tunnel Top and will be visible in surrounding villages. It will be one of over 2,022 lit by charities, communities and faith groups all over the UK.
Both Councils are extremely grateful to Tarmac Quarry Whitwell who have generously constructed the Beacon, at their own expense, and permitted it to be sited within their boundary.
In addition, beacons will be lit in all 54 Commonwealth capitals and the Principal Beacon lighting will take place in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday evening. This will take the form of a lighting installation with The Queen’s Green Canopy ’Tree of Trees’ sculpture and projections onto the front of Buckingham Palace. This innovative new way of taking part in the beacon lighting will reflect the Royal Family’s long history championing environmental causes.
Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Pageantmaster of The Queen’s Jubilee Platinum Beacons said; “Building on a long tradition of lighting beacons to mark significant royal celebrations, thousands of beacons will be lit across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. They will enable local communities to join together to pay tribute to Her Majesty as part of the official programme of events.
“For the first time, town criers, pipers, buglets and choirs from the UK and the Commonwealth will come together to join in the celebrations in their own individual and special way. It is wonderful to see the range of support for beacon lighting, which will highlight both the diversity and unity of the nation and the Commonwealth. The Queen has lit up our lives for 70 years through her dedicated service and commitment. We would like to light up the nation and the Commonwealth in her honour.”
Tom Munro, Chair Whitwell Parish Council said; “We are proud to be part of this momentous celebration. It is only appropriate that this unique milestone in history is marked with beacons and music. We are honoured to be part of this special event for Her Majesty, The Queen’s 70th year as our Monarch and Head of the Commonwealth on her Platinum Jubilee.”
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons and Associated Activities have been conceived and organised by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek and his dedicated team.
Timeline for many Beacons lightings, although events might change at individual locations
· From 7pm to 8.30pm leaflets for a Family Friendly Stroll around the parish will be available from the Whitwell Community Centre car park.
· At 9.35pm local time across the UK and Commonwealth, traditional and Northumbrian pipers and pipe bands will play Diu Regnare, a unique tune specially written for the occasion by Piper Major, Stuart Liddell, the world’s leading piper.
· At 9.40pm buglers linked to local beacon lightings across the UK and the capital cities of the Commonwealth will officially announce the lighting of the beacons with a specially written bugle call, entitled Majesty.
· Then at 9.45pm exactly local time, and to coincide with the lighting of the beacons, community choirs across all nations will sing Song for the Commonwealth,which has been written and composed by Lucy Keily, from Australia and Vincent Atueyi Chinemelu from Nigeria.
Closing date for applications is Tuesday 19 April 2022 at 12:00 noon
Interviews will take place during week commencing 25 April 2022
Whitwell Parish Playscheme and Afterschool Clubs’ management committee is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, in accordance with its child protection policy
Applications are invited for the position of Part-time Bar Supervisor based at Whitwell Community Centre. Rate of pay NJC SCP 7 £20,092 per annum (£10.44 per hour) (pro-rata to 20 hours) Pay award pending
Whitwell Parish Council are seeking someone with excellent customer service skills, self-motivated and able to work independently but also work well as part of a team. Some flexible working will be required sometimes over 20 hrs per week including late night working.
Monday-Wednesday evenings, plus other times as required and weekends (will include occasional Bank Holidays)
Minimum of 1 year’s Bar Supervisor/Bar Staff experience and holding of a Licensing Act Personal Licence to sell alcohol is essential.
Duties include running the bar, security of building when on duty, ordering and taking delivery of stock, stock rotation and stock takes, supervision of staff, staff rota, opening and closing of facilities, processing cash and card payments.
Applications must be made by completion of the parish council’s application form.
Job Description, Person Specification and Application Forms can be downloaded here:-
Whitwell Parish Council has match funded this project being held at the MUGA/skate park at Bakestone Moor on Wednesdays 8-9pm, organised by Bolsover District Council and EMR Community Rail Partnership. The project will promote rail safety awareness along with free sports and will be held every Wednesday until the end of March 2022.