Jubilee dates explained and how to check your refuse collection days

The Queen is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee this year, marking 70 years on the throne, which means the UK gets an extra bank holiday.

While the monarch passed the milestone in February, the commemoration has been moved to next month, where it will combine with the spring bank holiday for a welcome four-day weekend starting 2 June.

But how will this affect your local bin services? Here’s what you need to know.

How will services be affected?

The four-day break will start on Thursday, 2 June, running through Friday and into the weekend.

The day your bins are collected over the long weekend will be determined by your local council, which each have their own schedule.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a blanket system in place across the UK. Some people will have their bins collected later than usual, and some earlier, with the timetable alterations having a knock-on effect beyond the bank holiday break.

You can find your local council website by entering you postcode herewhere you should be able to get all the latest information.

Many councils have posted about bin collections on their social media pages, so check their Twitter feeds and Facebook pages.

If you cannot find the information there you can also check the council website, or call them directly.

What events are taking place?

Here is the full calendar of events taking place for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee:

  • Bank Holiday – June 2: Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Color): The color will be trooped on Horse Guards Parade by the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards and over 1,200 officers and soldiers from the Household Division who will put on a display. Sandringham and Balmoral will also be open for residents and visitors to enjoy the celebrations across the Bank Holiday.
  • Platinum Jubilee Beacons: The UK will join the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories to light a beacon to mark the Jubilee. The Principal Beacon will also be lit in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
  • June 3: Service of Thanksgiving: The Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral.
  • June 4: Platinum Party at the Palace: Some of the world’s greatest entertainers are billed to perform at the concert at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the most significant moments from the Queen’s reign.
  • June 5: Big Jubilee Lunch: Street parties are being planned across the UK and neighbours are expected to join together for food and fun to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. It will mark the end of the Bank Holiday.
  • Platinum Jubilee Pageant: Performers will come together in London to tell the story of the Queen’s reign through a pageant that will include a “River of Hope” section made up of 200 silk flags that will make its way through The Mall, appearing like a moving river.
  • July: The Royal Collection Trust: Three displays marking the Queen’s accession to the throne, the Coronation and Jubilees will be put on at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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