Lambeth residents will be bringing out the bunting in droves over the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend with dozens of street parties scheduled to take place in the borough.
Lambeth Council has received a bumper number of requests from residents for road closures, beating the number for last year’s Royal Wedding. A total of 66 street parties have so far been confirmed for this summer, with most occuring over the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend.
The council has made no charge for people wanting to organise a street party and has made the process of applying as simple as possible.
Cllr Pete Robbins, Lambeth Council Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services, said:
“Street parties are a fantastic way for neighbours to get to know each other better so it’s great to see so many people are taking the opportunity to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by getting out the picnic tables and bunting.
“Lambeth has made it as easy as possible for people to hold street parties, by cutting out unnecessary red tape and waiving road closure charges. The number of people who are holding parties on Diamond Jubilee weekend, and throughout the summer, shows what great community spirit there is in Lambeth. I hope everyone taking part has a fantastic weekend.”
Lambeth will be at the heart of the celebrations when the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant sees up to a thousand boats muster on the River Thames on June 3rd. The formal river procession will be between 2pm and 6pm, starting upriver of Battersea Bridge and finishing downriver of Tower Bridge. There will be up to fifty big screens distributed along the route to allow members of the public to enjoy the pageant from all possible vantage points.
See www.thamesdiamondjubileepageant.org for more information.