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Ryedale District Council flies the flag for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend

Communities in Ryedale are coming together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend and Ryedale District Council is flying the jubilee flag at Ryedale House to honour the historic milestone.

The special extended bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June will see a range of fun events across the district to mark Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.

Ryedale District Council has published a dedicated web page detailing the events organised by the district’s Parish and Town Councils and a guide on how to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee safely has also been prepared online.

A tree was planted at Ryedale House during National Tree Week by Councillor Janet Frank in her role of Chair of Council at that time and Councillor Nathan Garbutt-Moore in his role of Vice Chair of Council at that time. The tree was planted in honour of the special anniversary.

The District Council also offered a free tree to every Parish and Town Council and school in Ryedale to form part of the Queen’s Green Canopy of trees being planted all over the country.

Across the district over 30 new trees were planted in 26 parishes and nine schools who took up the offer.

Margaret Wallace, Director of People and Resource for Ryedale District Council said: “It’s wonderful to see Ryedale communities coming together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend and to know that many trees were planted in honour of the Queen.

“The district has organised street parties, craft events, quizzes, free family events, scarecrow trails, picnics and beacon lighting. The Parish and Town Councils have also decorated their towns and villages in style. It will be great to see our residents and businesses celebrate this special occasion. We’re also delighted that the celebrations can continue with the Queens’ Baton Relay coming to Malton on 13 July.”

Residents are reminded that due to the extended bank holiday weekend, rubbish and recycling collections will be affected.

All collections due on Friday 3 June will be collected on Monday 6 June. This will result in both refuse and recycling both being a day late for the week commencing 6 June. Garden waste collections will only be affected on Friday 3 June – the following week’s collections will run as normal.

Residents can check their bin day at www.ryedale.gov.uk/information/bins-recycling/bin-collections/

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Full details of events organised by the Parish and Town Councils can be found here: https://www.ryedale.gov.uk/information/celebrating-the-queens-platinum-jubilee/