Eastbourne Town centre is being bathed in red, white and blue to mark the Queens Platinum Jubilee this summer, thanks to Your Eastbourne BID. There will over 100 banners displaying the iconic Union Jack flag across the town centre in recognition of the Queen’s glorious 70-year reign.

These decorations will be in full swing for the Platinum Jubilee Street party taking place in Little Chelsea from 12pm on Thursday 2nd June. Both Grove Road and the top of South Street will be closed to traffic, allowing tables and chairs to stretch down the streets ready for the public to enjoy tea, nibbles and bubbles.

Organisers have said that there will be mix of Union Jack flags and cross street banners, along with red, white and blue bunting stretching down Grove Road. These decorations will allow the town to really demonstrate its patriotic pride.

Stephen Holt, CEO of Your Eastbourne BID said “businesses have made clear that they wanted to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and welcome people to the town with a sea of patriotic red, white and blue. Over the coming days and weeks, you’ll see the town install a number of Union Jack flags. We encourage all residents and businesses to put out their own flags and show their support!

Don’t forget, you can also join us for a street party in Little Chelsea on Thursday 2nd June! The local restaurants, bars, pubs and shops will be hosting a number of events. There will be live music and entertainment, a dog show, a royal bear hunt, face painting, arts and crafts, a traditional sports day and even a ‘best of British’ fancy dress competition judged by the mayor himself. The entertainment and games are all free and will start at 12 noon. The fun won’t stop until 9.30pm. Shortly after, we will then be lighting the official Platinum Jubilee beacon outside the town hall, which will be at the same time as other beacons are being lit across the nation.

Make sure you keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for full details of the day, as well as our website. We can’t wait to see the whole town come together to enjoy this momentous occasion.”