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Towns around the UK make their bid for Platinum Jubilee glory

Posted On: 22 Oct 2021   |   Posted By: Royal Central

Towns around the UK are finalising bids for a very special celebration linked to the Platinum Jubilee - the chance to become a city.
City status will be granted to several places around the country to mark the 70th anniversary of The Queen's reign and several high profile contenders are already staking their claim to the prize.
Southend-on-Sea in Essex, Medway in Kent, Swindon in Wiltshire and Dudley in the West Midlands have all confirmed they will be vying for city status as has Newport on the Isle of Wight and Ballymena, in County Antrim. Bangor in County Down is considering a bid as is Dumfries and the Welsh town of Wrexham.
Contenders have until December 8th to make their bids but many of the most ambitious councils are already outlining why they think their areas should be named as cities.
The government launched the competition on June 8th 2021 and hasn't confirmed how many places will win the status. In 2012, for the Diamond Jubilee, four towns became cities with one chosen from each part of the UK -...

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