Council to waive road closure fees to help streets celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in style

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HM Queen Elizabeth II
HM Queen Elizabeth II

In order to help residents celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee this June, Bedford Borough Council is waiving its road closure fee for street parties.

The four-day bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June means there are plenty of opportunities for communities, friends and neighbours to get together for jubilee celebrations.

The Council has waived the usual fee and is holding an online workshop and an event to provide information on organising a road closure.

One workshop will be online on Tuesday 26 April from 6pm-7pm and you can register via www.bedford.gov.uk/jubilee, and the second will be in person on Friday 29 April from 6pm-8pm with a stall at Eat Feast on Riverside Square.

For anyone wishing to hold a street party over the extended bank holiday weekend the Council asks that applications are submitted by 22 May 2022. Residents can email road.closures@bedford.gov.uk to request a street closure.

HM Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee

Mayor Dave Hodgson said: “Street parties are a fantastic way for communities to gather together, and celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee over this long bank holiday weekend.

“I’m delighted we have been able to waive the application fee for holding a Jubilee street party, enabling people to close their street for the day and come together, celebrating right on their doorsteps with neighbours, friends and families.”

To find out more about applying for a road closures to celebrate the jubilee in Bedford Borough visit bedford.gov.uk/jubilee.

There is additional guidance including tips, ideas, advice and support on organising a street party here.

The waiving of street party fees applies to residents of residential streets only, it does not apply to traders seeking to close high streets.

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