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Last week to apply for Platinum Jubilee Street Party road closure

If you are planning on organising a street party to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a temporary road closure may be necessary. This is the last week to apply to BCP Council to close your road, so don’t delay.

The special four-day Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend begins on Thursday 2 June. The Big Jubilee Lunch is on Sunday 5 June when residents are urged to organise a street party for their whole community to take part and celebrate this remarkable milestone. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is set to be the country’s ‘biggest ever’ celebration and BCP Council has already received over 250 applications for temporary road closures for street parties.

Cllr Beverley Dunlop, Portfolio Holder for Culture and Vibrant Places, said

“I’m delighted that more than 250 street parties are already being planned across the BCP area to mark this historic occasion. Let’s make it 300!

Guidance is available on our website for anyone who is thinking about planning a street party but doesn't know where to start. This is an opportunity to come together with friends and neighbours and have a party. Let’s have some fun!”

There are many ways to get involved; The Big Jubilee Lunch, beacon lighting on Thursday 2 June in Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole and The Queen’s Green Canopy ongoing project, which encourages people to plant trees through to the end of the year. 

Although the deadline is fast approaching, there is still time to apply to close a road and come together with neighbours to celebrate. It’s easy to apply via our website and this will be free of charge for the Platinum Jubilee Big Lunch.

Please note that all applications to close your road for a street party must be received by 22nd April 2022 at the very latest. Any application received after this date will not be processed. Don’t forget bus routes cannot be considered for closure!

Whatever event you’re planning, why not add your details to the online map so others can easily find out what’s happening in their local area.

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Posted on Thursday 14 April 2022