Nannies 4 Grannies News Letter – Platinum Jubilee Edition

  • May 26, 2022

Nannies 4 Grannies Ltd News Letter No 9 - Jubilee Edition

Home Care and Companionship in St Albans and Harpenden - We hope you find it of interest.

A note from Kay....

On 6th February 2022 Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.

It’s a week to go until the culmination of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee events which will be marked with a special four day UK bank holiday weekend of celebration from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June

  • Thursday 2nd June: The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour) - The Queen’s Birthday Parade will be held on Thursday 2nd June 2022 starting at 10am. The colour will be trooped by the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards, and more than 1200 officers and soldiers from the Household Division will put on a display of military pageantry on Horse Guards Parade, together with hundreds of Army musicians and around 240 horses. This annual event has now marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign for over 260 years.
  • Friday 3rd June: National Service of Thanksgiving - A Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral. Great Paul, the largest church bell in the country, will be rung for the Service. It was made in 1882 but fell silent in the 1970s due to a broken mechanism. It was restored in 2021 and has been rung on 8 occasions since, but this is the 1st Royal occasion for which it will be rung.
  • Saturday 4th June The Derby – Epsom Downs Racecourse - As part of the central weekend celebrations, Epsom Downs Racecourse will stage the 243rd running of The Derby.
  • BBC Platinum Party at the Palace Hosts Kirsty Young and Roman Kemp, will lead live coverage of the Platinum Party at the Palace to be shown air live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and across the BBC. The celebration will see famous faces from the world of entertainment brought together to perform for a night of musical tributes to celebrate the Jubilee. 22,000 people will attend the event including 10,000 allocated in a public ballot and 5,000 tickets for key workers. And now for the first time, the BBC have released artist visuals of the impressive setting and stage where the acts will perform. The full line-up of acts will be announced by the BBC in the coming weeks
  • Sunday 5th June: The Platinum Jubilee Pageant - Evoking the Coronation at the very start of the Platinum Pageant, the Bells of Westminster Abbey will chime, as they did on Coronation Day. As they do so, The Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry will lead The Gold State Coach along a crowd-thronged pageant route back to Buckingham Palace. The Gold State Coach is used to transport the Monarch on the occasion of their Coronation and Jubilees, and it has not been seen in on the streets of London for twenty years. The Pageant will serve as an opportunity to gather and pay tribute to Her Majesty. It will culminate with the singing of the National Anthem, ‘God Save the Queen’. A gospel choir will join the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines. National treasures and iconic figures from music, film, sport and the arts will take part in the Pageant including much loved celebrity names, alongside military personnel, key workers and volunteers.
There is something for everyone, contact Kay at Nannies 4 Grannies to find out more.

The Jubilee in Harpenden:

  • Harpenden Library - Royal memories Coffee Morning – Monday 30th May 10.30 to 12.00. They are keen to hear any and all of your memories, perhaps of when you met a member of the Royal Family or how you have celebrated any previous Royal occasions.
  • Harpenden Memory Lane Cafe - 2-3.30pm 30th May - The Salvation Army, Leyton Road.
  • Jubilee Tea Party - St Nicholas Church - Sunday 5th June 3-5pm. Songs of Praise - Sunday 5th June, 6.30-8.00pm

The Jubilee in St Albans

  • Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to be marked by street party in St Albans - free street party is to be held in St Albans City Centre on 2nd June to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee during the June bank holiday. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the St Albans Platinum Party to mark Her Majesty’s 70 years of service as the Monarch. The Platinum Party will be centred on St Peter’s Street, which will be closed to traffic, and run from 3pm to 10pm.

If you need your garden tidied up ready for the Summer give the office a call - we can help

De Clutter Service

We understand that poor mobility can lead to a build up of clutter causing anxiety, depression and not to mention falls. We work with our clients to reduce clutter generally but in some cases this needs to be more concentrated, Why not think about booking a longer session to clear these areas so future visits can focus on the task at hand.

The danger of Scams

We frequently hear of scam attempts from our clients

  • Never disclose security details, such as your PIN or full banking password
  • Don’t assume an email, text or phone call is authentic. Call the business’s official number to check
  • Don’t be rushed - a genuine organisation won’t mind waiting
  • Listen to your instincts - you know if something doesn’t feel right
  • Stay in control - don’t panic and make a decision you’ll regret
  • If it is genuine, they will ring back.

Other News

At last clubs, coffee mornings, exercise, music and art classes are back..

- We have up to date information on many of these activities and can advise and/or support you to get to them, we’ll take the worry away and let you enjoy your trip out. Call Kay for more details..

  • Musical Memories – Harpenden – St Albans – Wheathampstead
  • Art Group – Wheathampstead – St Albans
  • Plants society – Wheathampstead
  • Dementia well-being groups


As you are aware we have to charge VAT which has a large impact on both yourselves and N4G as a business.

We have written to our local MP’s, both Daisy Cooper in St albans and Bim Afolami in Harpenden, suggesting that there should be a board such as the CQC for companies such as ours that offer home support, companionship and all the things we offer, that so many people need before they require personal care or medical intervention (which is VAT free).

Both Daisy Cooper and Bim have said they will listen to people in their constituencies if they get in touch, so please if you feel as strongly about this matter as we do, write to Daisy at if you live in SA or Bim at if you live in Harpenden or your local MP if you live outside of these areas.
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