To support Poole’s celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Poole BID organised street entertainment and events in the town centre area from Saturday 28th May to Sunday 5th June.
The celebrations included a Jubilee Window Display Competition. Businesses on the high street were encouraged to get involved and decorate their business window to celebrate the Jubilee. The competition was run in conjunction with HOT Radio, and the public was encouraged to visit Poole and vote for their winner on the HOT Radio website. The business with the winning display was The Cockleshell Pub, Langland Street who was awarded a HOT Radio advertising campaign for their business, to the value of £1,355. A member of the public who voted in the competition one £250 to spend in Poole.
From bank holiday Thursday to Sunday 5th June a portable LED screen was erected in Falkland Square showing Jubilee events, and businesses were invited to feature an advert to promote their business on the screen.
Saturday 4th June live acts performed on the entertainment stage in Falkland Square. Visitors to the Dolphin Centre also had the opportunity to write a letter of congratulations to The Queen.
On Sunday entertainment continued with a Jubilee Street Singalong as local artists performed through the high street from Falkland Square to the Slug & Lettuce. As well as street entertainers including stilt walkers and magic acts, circus workshop and free will be free face painting.
80% of the overall cost of this one-off event was funded by a successful ARG (Additional Restrictions Grant) application which will ensure budget remains for regular ongoing event and entertainment support.