Residents planning to organise a street party to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June are being encouraged to start planning their event in good time. There will be no charge to organise a street party during the Diamond Jubilee long weekend the council has confirmed and this includes the Big Lunch event held on 3 June.
Dozens of streets in Lambeth held public parties last year for the Royal Wedding, and the council is keen to make sure that preparations are as hassle free as possible this year. The council can help advise people on the steps they need to take to make sure their event is a success, and we have put together a fact sheet which contains useful advice about things people need to consider.
Arranging a street party for the Jubilee weekend requires a bit of planning and in order to close the road we ask that you get your application in by March 31st.
Cllr Lorna Campbell, Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability, said; “Holding a street party is a fantastic way of celebrating the Diamond Jubilee and getting to know your neighbours better. We want as many people as possible to make the most of this weekend, which is why we are not charging and making it as easy as possible for people to arrange a street party.
“Our advice is to not leave your planning to the last minute because the earlier you start preparing, the more successful the event will be.”
To celebrate 60 years of the Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, there will be an extra bank holiday on Tuesday June 5th.