Parties saw road closures across the weekend in scores of residential streets.
There were also road closures in Brenchley, where the High Street was given over to a party, Five Oaks Green, Goudhurst, Groombridge, Hawkhurst, High Brooms, Langton Green, Paddock Wood, Pembury, Rusthall and Southborough.
Southborough and High Brooms held their Jubilee celebrations on Saturday at Southborough Civic Centre and Town Square.
At Salomons Estate in Broomhill Road, nearly a hundred people gathered for the Jubilee Picnic.
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Meanwhile, in Shirley Gardens, Rusthall, the road was closed and a dining marquee, skittle alley and kids’ zone, were all erected for the day. There was also face painting and much more.
Set up in a gazebo at the corner of the party, the Pickering Cancer Charity was collecting for its drop-in centre work, as well as giving residents a sneak preview of its entry for the Soapbox Stars Kart Race at Dunorlan Park which takes place on June 25.
One of the street party organisers, Cathy Davis, said: “It’s a bit bigger than normal. It’s a collaboration between several neighbours – when it’s a cause, we do a road closure.”
When the Times went to press last night, the street party collection had raised £120 for Pickering and money was still coming in, Ms Taylor said.
Pembury Parish Council held a Jubilee Picnic in the Park at Lower Green Recreation Ground on Sunday.
Meanwhile, in Paddock Wood, the Community Picnic was hosted by Paddock Wood Youth Council.
Langton Green has not held a fête since 2019, so celebrated hard, laying on music, food and drink, and stringing up miles of bunting. Its dog show made a welcome return, while the bric-a-brac stall also returned, now upcycled as ‘Fortnum & Wastenot’.
Capel Parish Council also held a Jubilee picnic on Saturday, while Hawkhurst’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations were held on Saturday, with the addition of a big screen broadcasting celebrations in London, plus the Derby, and the Party at the Palace.
In Groombridge, the jubilee picnic celebration was held at the Rec. Ground on Saturday.
Goudhurst also had a full programme, including a beacon and fireworks on Thursday evening, as well as flower show, car rally and evening events.
There was also a beacon at Lamberhurst, followed by a tea dance and concert, then a Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday.
Cranbrook’s celebrations were on Sunday, with a party in the High Street and music at The White Horse.
Over in East Sussex, half a dozen street parties closed roads for neighbourhood celebrations in Crowborough and the town council’s main event, the ‘Big Jubilee Lunch’ attracted hundreds of picnickers and revellers to Chapel Green on Sunday.