Middlesbrough Council is aiming to make it as simple as possible for residents to hold street parties to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will take place in June this year to mark the
60th year of Her Majesty’s reign.
The celebrations will centre on an extended weekend of June 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Thousands throughout the country will be holding street parties and Middlesbrough Council has already received two applications to hold Diamond Jubilee street parties in the town.
Organising small, private street parties is simple and generally does not involve activities that need a licence, such as selling alcohol or providing certain types of entertainment.
If residents want to close a road in Middlesbrough for their street party they have to apply to the council for permission before Friday, May 4.
There is no charge for residents for road closures or to have public liability insurance for the event.
Anyone wanting to hold a street party in Middlesbrough, which involves a road closure, should follow these simple guidelines.
Councillor Nicky Walker, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Streetscene Services and Transport, said: “Street parties are a great opportunity for communities to come together, get to know each other and enjoy themselves.
“Opportunities for community celebration do not come along very often, and we want to help residents to make their plans a reality.”
The council will also be supporting events by loaning ‘Road Closed’ signs and basic traffic management free of charge on a first-come first served basis.
For further advice please contact Middlesbrough Council on 01642 726001.