31 May 2022

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Statement from North East leaders ahead of Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Council leaders across Northumberland, Tyneside, Wearside and County Durham, as well as the North of Tyne Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, have issued the following statement ahead of the Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

North East leaders urge people to celebrate the Jubilee safely
North East leaders urge people to celebrate the Jubilee safely

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is a landmark occasion for our country as Her Majesty celebrates 70 years as monarch.

Up and down the country, people will be coming together to celebrate with street parties, community events, and with friends and families. The North East will be no different.

Our cities, towns, and villages are keen to celebrate this historic moment, and we want everyone to enjoy the extended bank holiday.

We know that whenever big celebrations come around, the overwhelming majority of people are considerate of others around them. However, a small minority can have a big impact and potentially prevent others from enjoying themselves during a once-in-a-lifetime event such as this.

Please be mindful of others in whatever it is you’re doing, whether it’s while using the public transport network to travel to and from an event in the region or making sure your local community’s street party passes without incident.

Our Emergency Services will be working closely with communities to keep us all safe, and it is important that they are not placed under any more pressure. If you do see or hear of any anti-social behaviour or criminal activity, please report it.

Of course, not everybody will be celebrating the Jubilee, and will have other plans for the extended Bank Holiday weekend. Whatever it is you’re doing, be respectful of others around you and those working to keep us safe.

Never before has a Monarch presided over our nation for 70 years, and we know this milestone is an occasion that will mean a great deal to so many in our region. Let’s all come together to celebrate safely, and ensure the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee leaves nothing but positive memories for us all to enjoy.


Cllr Amanda Hopgood, Leader, Durham County Council  
Cllr Martin Gannon, Leader, Gateshead Council  
Cllr Nick Kemp, Leader, Newcastle City Council  
Norma Redfearn CBE, Elected Mayor, North Tyneside Council  

Cllr Glen Sanderson, Leader, Northumberland County Council  
Cllr Tracey Dixon, Leader, South Tyneside Council  
Cllr Graeme Miller, Leader, Sunderland City Council  
Jamie Driscoll, North of Tyne Mayor  
Kim McGuinness, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner