Let's get ready to party in the streets to celebrate The Queen's reign the Diamond Jubilee
To mark 60 years of The Queen's reign the Diamond Jubilee in June will see communities across the country celebrating in great British tradition by hanging out the bunting and holding a street party.
The celebrations will centre around an extended weekend on 2, 3, 4 and 5 June, and those party organisers are advised to get their traffic road closure orders in early.
To make the process of organising a street party as easy as possible, Central Bedfordshire Council has made a traffic order to cover the whole district meaning that charges usually paid by organisers will instead be covered by the council.
Cllr Brian Spurr, Executive Member for Sustainable Communities Services at Central Bedfordshire Council, said: "We are asking people who organise a street party to get in contact with us and tell us what roads they would like to close, and how long they will be closed for. There are some circumstances where an application would need to be made, but the sooner people get in touch, the quicker we can get the ball rolling.
“We want to make sure all residents can enjoy the celebrations and one way of ensuring this and making organisers jobs a lot easier is to cut the amount of 'red tape' that can surround such events.”
Organisers should complete an application form which is available from www.communities.gov.uk/publications/communities/streetpartyguide, and send it back to the council by 1 May. If you need further advice about road closures then you can call 0300 300 8308.
For this and more information please go to our page 'Information for the local community' Thank you.
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