Platinum Jubilee celebration film goes live

Published: Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Havering Council has released a commemorative film, highlighting all of the wonderful celebrations that took place across the borough, in honour of Her Majesty, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Film to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
New film celebrates Queen's Platinum Jubilee

The film has been produced by Havering Council and Wates Residential 12 Estates Joint Venture, with the help of young people from the borough and supported by Mediorite, an award-winning production company.

It forms part of our social value commitment to our borough; bringing wider benefits to Havering residents through our regeneration schemes.

Young Havering residents were selected to take part in a paid work experience programme to help make the film possible – including a production training day, and filming experience over the Jubilee weekend.

Together with Mediorite, they captured the formal events across the borough, including the Service of Thanksgiving, Beacon Lighting and the Platinum Party in the Place at Romford Market.

They also got to hear from Niamh, a former work experience recipient and Havering resident, who offered peer mentoring as part of the training day. 

She said: “It's really great knowing young people are interested in film and being proactive about their futures in film. Furthermore, I think it's wonderful that there are these opportunities for young people in Havering.”

The five minute celebration film is also accompanied by a ‘behind the scenes’ short, made with the help of the students of the production training, which explains more about how this project was created and the role of social value.

Social value is the term used to express the broader positive impacts regeneration can have – not just in terms of money, but also in relation to providing opportunities, spaces and places so that local people can meet, socialise, innovate, grow and learn in an environment that works for them.

The 12 Estates Project has achieved many social value outcomes for local residents from providing 100’s of local jobs on three building sites, spending millions with local businesses and supporting schools and local charities with education projects and practical support.  

We also asked residents to submit their own footage and photographs.

They will all be shared with the Havering Libraries Local Studies unit to form part of the lasting archive of the celebrations. 

Councillor Ray Morgon, Leader of Havering Council, said:

“I am so pleased we have been able to capture the fantastic local Jubilee celebrations put on by the Council, the community and our joint venture partner – Wates Residential.

"I am delighted we have a lasting memento to be able to look back at what was such a special weekend for so many residents. 

“This is film is a great example of how our regeneration schemes go way beyond just bricks and mortar.

"Congratulations to all of the young people involved and I look forward to seeing what they do next!” 

The project also created a ‘how to’ guide, to help residents get the most out of filming their festivities with their mobile phones which remains available online for future events.

For further information about the 12 estates regeneration scheme and the role that social value plays in creating wider benefits and opportunities to our residents from our regeneration schemes, please visit our 12 estates regeneration page.