CHILDREN are busy preparing for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Pupils from Holmes Chapel and Hermitage primary schools have been decorating bunting triangles.

Children dressed up in red, white and blue for platinum party discos organised by the PTA.

Youngsters have also enjoyed street parties, picnics and Jubilee-themed sports days and assemblies.

Regal displays now festoon the village thanks to the efforts of Holmes Chapel Community Yarn Bombers, the U3A and local History Society.

Knutsford Guardian: Holmes Chapel Community Yarn Bombers have decorated the village with knitted buntingHolmes Chapel Community Yarn Bombers have decorated the village with knitted bunting

A feast of family fun is lined up for the Jubilee weekend.

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A rooftop beacon will be lit on the summit of the Grade I listed church tower at St Luke’s Church on Thursday, June 2.

London Road will be closed for the event from 8pm as local businesses are encouraged to join the celebration.

A piper will play a special bugle call entitled Majesty before a beacon is lit at 9.45pm, as part of a nationwide celebration.

Altogether, 2,022 beacons will be lit across the country and burn until 10.30pm.

Residents of all ages are invited to join in the Big Lunch on Sunday, June 5, at Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre.

A Churches Together service is being held at 11.30am, followed by a ‘bring your own picnic’ at 1pm.

A band will lead a parade before the start of an afternoon of fun and entertainment.

Local schools and organisations are decorating gazebos with a ‘through the decades’ theme.

Games, crafts, virtual golf, various challenges and a bouncy castle promise to keep families entertained.

Classic cars from throughout the Queen’s reign will also be on display.

Residents can also take part in a Platinum Jubilee Commonwealth Flag Trail and Regal Gardens Display.

Entry forms are available at the parish council office or The Print Room on Church Walk or email

Children and adults can enter the trail competition until June 30.

Prizes will be awarded to the best garden displays.