A record number of street parties are taking place across Stafford Borough for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee according to latest council figures.
There have been more than 40 road closure applications granted by Stafford Borough Council to community groups and residents putting on celebrations with neighbours.
The requests came flooding in after the borough council waived the usual administration fee for road closures for people wanting a street party to mark Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth ll’s, 70 years on the throne during the long bank holiday weekend next month.
The local authority say they can only ever remember a handful of similar applications for any previous event this century.
The job of checking, signing, and sealing permission for 41 road closures has now been completed (pictured) and party organisers will be sent a copy that can be displayed on their street as required by law.
The deadline to apply for the bank holiday event from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June has now passed. But you can find more details about how to apply for a closure - including an online form - from Road Closures for Events | Stafford Borough Council (staffordbc.gov.uk)
Councillor Carolyn Trowbridge, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “This has been an amazing response - and nobody at the council can remember ever having so many requests for street parties.
“It is such a fitting tribute to mark Her Majesty’s seventy years on the throne. I can still remember the excitement and wonderful atmosphere as families and neighbours came together in their own streets to hold parties to celebrate Her Majesty’s Silver Jubilee in 1977.
“And with so many street parties planned - alongside some big events going on around the borough - this jubilee should be one that will live long in memories.”
The Mayor of Stafford Borough, Councillor Philip Leason MBE, will also be hosting a Platinum Jubilee afternoon tea for local residents who were born in 1926 - the same year as the queen.
And a long weekend of entertainment is taking place in Victoria Park to mark the Jubilee with live music, circus acts, and cultural activities. More from Victoria Park Events | Stafford Borough Council (staffordbc.gov.uk)
People wanting to advertise their local events can do so at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/submit-event and the dedicated ‘Jubilee’ website Events – The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022
Press Release No 5896