People across Neath Port Talbot are getting ready to play their part in marking the historic royal milestone of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Organisations, community groups and residents are planning to hold a whole host of events to honour the monarch’s 70-year reign.

As part of the chain of beacons being lit across the UK (one of the official royal events of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration), LED Jubilee Beacons will be lit at 9.45pm on Thursday June 2 in Pontardawe, Neath and Port Talbot.

As well as parties being planned by residents in streets, parks and community centres, other highlights include a Jubilee Civic Service at St. David’s Church, Neath, and an exhibition featuring pictures of the Queen’s past visits to Neath Port Talbot.

The free exhibition will be on show at venues in Neath, Pontardawe and Port Talbot throughout June, July and August.


And, later this autumn, the Queen’s Green Canopy tree planting programme will continue with more trees being planted throughout the county borough.

This initiative is being led by Cool Earth (an international organisation set up to combat global warming) in partnership with the UK Government and the Woodland Trust.

For more information and updates on jubilee events in Neath Port Talbot visit People can still promote their jubilee events on Neath Port Talbot Council’s ‘What’s On in NPT’ listings. Just add it via the ‘tell us of an even’t form on our website