Residents in three Bradley Stoke streets have applied to South Gloucestershire Council for road closure orders in order to hold street parties over the extended Diamond Jubilee weekend in June.
Subject to approval, Hayley Drive, Tarragon Place (both cul-de-sacs) and a short section of Wheatfield Drive will be closed so that residents can celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s coronation.
Tarragon Place will be closed from noon until 9pm on Sunday 3rd June, while Hayley Drive (noon to 10pm) and Wheatfield Drive (9am to midnight) will hold their parties on Monday 4th June.
There’s still (just) time for other streets to apply for a road closure, as today (Monday 30th April) is the deadline for applications.
Residents who want to close their road for a street party must give the council a description of the event and also notify neighbours of their plans. There is also usually a £124 fee, but this has been waived for all Jubilee street parties.
South Gloucestershire executive member for communities James Hunt said:
“At a time when we’re all leading ever more busy and mobile lives, street parties are a great way to meet your neighbours and build community spirit.”
“The Diamond Jubilee is a fantastic opportunity to throw a party and with the waiving of the normal road closure fee there’s no excuse not to get into the party spirit this June.”
“I hope everybody has a wonderful Jubilee weekend and look forward to seeing a wide range of events and activities across South Gloucestershire.”
Bradley Stoke Town Council has brought forward the date of its annual Community Festival to coincide with the Jubilee weekend. Highlights will be the toddlers’ picnic on Friday 1st June, the community fair on Saturday 2nd June and the Bradley Stoke 10k on Sunday 3rd June.
Another big local event will be the free Bristol Jubilee Concert at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, on the evening of Saturday 2nd June – featuring Brit nominee and pop starlet Pixie Lott, supported by X Factor Finalist Misha B and Cheltenham band Young Kato. For details of how to get hold of tickets, visit www.mallcribbs.com.
The Queen’s programme for the weekend includes a visit to the Epsom Derby on Saturday, the Thames River Pageant on Sunday, the Buckingham Palace Concert on Monday and a national Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Tuesday.
Photo: Royal Wedding street party in Pursey Drive, Bradley Stoke (April 2011)
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