Council scraps fees for Jubilee street parties

Olympian Louis Smith

The move means residents have until March 31 to submit plans for their proposed one-day street party held on the four-day weekend, and will not have to pay the usual £75 fee for such an event, KCC confirmed this week.

Organisers, however, must agree not to publicise their event or charge a fee to residents to attend. They must also limit attendance to only residents of the streets.

KCC say organisers must also ensure they consult with residents who will be affected by the road closure to ensure there are no objections, and ensure all rubbish is cleared up.

The street closure must not block emergency vehicles, disabled parking bays, businesses or public car parks.

KCC’s newly confirmed Chairman, Lesley Game, said: “This moment provides us with an opportunity to come together and celebrate one of our greatest institutions of this nation.”

KCC’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, David Brazier, added: “I am really glad that we are able to waive the application cost for neighbourhood groups wishing to apply to close their road for a Jubilee Street Party.

“Where it is inappropriate to close a suggested road due to public transport or other factors, officers will work with applicants to find an alternative which suits everyone,” he said.

Platinum Jubilee celebrations to commemorate 70 years on the throne for Queen Elizabeth II are due to begin on June 2.


By Victoria Roberts

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