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Apply for your Street Party to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

3 March 2022

Richmond Council has announced that it has waived the administration fee for street party road closures this summer, to help residents celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

This year the United Kingdom (UK) will mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee with a four-day bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022. Buckingham Palace has announced details of the Jubilee celebrations which include a pudding competition, a Service of Thanksgiving, a concert and the lighting of Platinum Jubilee beacons across the UK.

Richmond Council’s decision to waive standard street closure fees for May and June will allow residents to close their streets to through-traffic and celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with neighbours, friends and family. The waiving of street party fees applies to residents of residential streets only. The waiving of fees does not apply to traders seeking to close high streets.

Residents will need to plan in plenty of time, applications are now open and will close on 30 April 2022 for anyone wishing to hold a street party over the bank holiday weekend of Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June June 2022. Residents should allow between four- and six-weeks’ notice for any street party to be approved.

Cllr Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council, said:  

"I am delighted that the Council is taking the opportunity to turn the streets outside our homes into fun and safe spaces. Jubilee street parties will help to bring communities together to celebrate the Queen’s incredible 70-year reign.  

"Roads can often feel like busy places so I encourage everyone who can to take the chance to replace the usual hustle and bustle of vehicles with the buzz of community spirit!

"Street parties are just the start of the exciting things that will be happening in Richmond upon Thames to celebrate the Jubilee – watch this space! We will be sharing more details in the coming months."

Find out more information about hosting a street party.

Apply to host a Jubilee street party.

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Updated: 3 March 2022

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