© Reed Parish Council 2022 Website Accessibility Statement
Reed Village
The website of Reed Parish Council

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

at Reed

During the long weekend of 2 - 5 June 2022, celebrations will be taking place across the country to mark 70 years of the reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Reed is no exception. Below is a list of events we understand will be taking place - so far. THURSDAY 2 JUNE 1700: Reed Choir performing Evensong at St Albans Cathedral. The long postponed visit by Reed Choir to St Albans, where they will sing for evensong, provides a fitting opening to Reed’s jubilee celebrations. The choir would love members of the local community to join the event. A coach has been booked to take choir members and their families to the event and some spare seats are available at £5 each. Contact lizkershaw@hotmail.co.uk if you are interested. 2100: Barkway-Reed Jubilee Beacon Everyone, young and old, is invited to witness the unique spectacle of a Platinum Jubilee Beacon being lit on the meridian line on Reed Joint, a vantage point overlooking Cambridge and the Fens. The event will bring together the communities of the neighbouring villages in joint celebration, and the beacon should be visible for miles. More about Jubilee Beacons PROGRAMME 2100: Barkway: Assemble at the Pavilion car park, Cambridge Road Reed: Assemble at The Green, opposite the village hall 2110: Processions march from Barkway and Reed and meet on Reed Joint at the intersection with the Prime Meridian. 2145: Beacon lit 2230 approx: Processions return to their respective villages Walking time is about 20 minutes each way. The return journey will be in the dark. Please therefore bring a torch. Part of the route from Barkway is on off-road footpaths, so please wear suitable footwear. We expect to have a road closure order in place and there will be no access by car. Barkway and Reed Parish Councils are grateful to Herts County Council Locality Fund for a grant enabling purchase of the gas-fired Beacon. Note that some of these details may be subject to change, so please revisit this web page for the latest news. FRIDAY 3 JUNE 1830 - midnight: Jubilee Pop-up Pub night at Reed Village Hall This event is organised by the Save the Cabinet Action Group and is the first Pop-up Pub night since before the pandemic. It’s an opportunity to socialise with neighbours and raise a glass to HM The Queen. More information SUNDAY 5 JUNE Sunday has been chosen as the principal day of celebration across the country. Times of events set out below are subject to confirmation - please come back here to check for the latest news. 12 Noon: Unveiling of restored Village Sign at Reed Green Our beautiful village sign had been badly damaged by the weather and was removed last year for restoration. The work is being carried out on a voluntary basis by a specialist who lives in the village. 1230: Village photograph at The Green We would like to include as many residents of Reed as possible to assemble near the village sign for a photograph. Please do come, and make sure your neighbours are coming too. Copies of the photograph will be made available afterwards. 1300: Reed Jubilee Walk Participants are invited to join a special walk around the village taking in some of the footpaths and woods, ending at approximately 1400 at the churchyard. Parts of the walk will be on off-road footpaths which can be uneven in places, so please make sure your footwear is suitable. 1400: Jubilee afternoon tea in the churchyard Reed Church will be holding Afternoon Tea. A licensed bar will be available. Reed Choir will be rehearsing at the church, and from 3.30pm the legendary Tea Time Trio - Ros Holbrow, David Jackson and Paul Harrison will provide musical entertainment. Everyone is welcome to join all or part of what is certain to be a delightful village event. 1700: Choral evensong in the Church Reed Choir will reprise their St Albans programme, bringing down the curtain on Reed’s jubilee celebrations. .
Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC BY-SA 3.0 Public Footpath signpost
© Reed Parish Council 2022 Website Accessibility Statement
Reed Village
The website of Reed Parish Council

The Queen’s

Platinum Jubilee at

Reed

During the long weekend of 2 - 5 June 2022, celebrations will be taking place across the country to mark 70 years of the reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Reed is no exception. Below is a list of events we understand will be taking place - so far. THURSDAY 2 JUNE 1700: Reed Choir performing Evensong at St Albans Cathedral. The long postponed visit by Reed Choir to St Albans, where they will sing for evensong, provides a fitting opening to Reed’s jubilee celebrations. The choir would love members of the local community to join the event. A coach has been booked to take choir members and their families to the event and some spare seats are available at £5 each. Contact lizkershaw@hotmail.co.uk if you are interested. 2100: Barkway-Reed Jubilee Beacon Everyone, young and old, is invited to witness the unique spectacle of a Platinum Jubilee Beacon being lit on the meridian line on Reed Joint, a vantage point overlooking Cambridge and the Fens. The event will bring together the communities of the neighbouring villages in joint celebration, and the beacon should be visible for miles. More about Jubilee Beacons PROGRAMME 2100: Barkway: Assemble at the Pavilion car park, Cambridge Road Reed: Assemble at The Green, opposite the village hall 2110: Processions march from Barkway and Reed and meet on Reed Joint at the intersection with the Prime Meridian. 2145: Beacon lit 2230 approx: Processions return to their respective villages Walking time is about 20 minutes each way. The return journey will be in the dark. Please therefore bring a torch. Part of the route from Barkway is on off-road footpaths, so please wear suitable footwear. We expect to have a road closure order in place and there will be no access by car. Barkway and Reed Parish Councils are grateful to Herts County Council Locality Fund for a grant enabling purchase of the gas-fired Beacon. Note that some of these details may be subject to change, so please revisit this web page for the latest news. FRIDAY 3 JUNE 1830 - midnight: Jubilee Pop-up Pub night at Reed Village Hall This event is organised by the Save the Cabinet Action Group and is the first Pop-up Pub night since before the pandemic. It’s an opportunity to socialise with neighbours and raise a glass to HM The Queen. More information SUNDAY 5 JUNE Sunday has been chosen as the principal day of celebration across the country. Times of events set out below are subject to confirmation - please come back here to check for the latest news. 12 Noon: Unveiling of restored Village Sign at Reed Green Our beautiful village sign had been badly damaged by the weather and was removed last year for restoration. The work is being carried out on a voluntary basis by a specialist who lives in the village. 1230: Village photograph at The Green We would like to include as many residents of Reed as possible to assemble near the village sign for a photograph. Please do come, and make sure your neighbours are coming too. Copies of the photograph will be made available afterwards. 1300: Reed Jubilee Walk Participants are invited to join a special walk around the village taking in some of the footpaths and woods, ending at approximately 1400 at the churchyard. Parts of the walk will be on off-road footpaths which can be uneven in places, so please make sure your footwear is suitable. 1400: Jubilee afternoon tea in the churchyard Reed Church will be holding Afternoon Tea. A licensed bar will be available. Reed Choir will be rehearsing at the church, and from 3.30pm the legendary Tea Time Trio - Ros Holbrow, David Jackson and Paul Harrison will provide musical entertainment. Everyone is welcome to join all or part of what is certain to be a delightful village event. 1700: Choral evensong in the Church Reed Choir will reprise their St Albans programme, bringing down the curtain on Reed’s jubilee celebrations. .
Public Footpath signpost