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Road closure fees waived for Queen’s Jubilee street parties

 
Created on 12/01/2022 @ 12:11

 

Communities looking to hold street parties to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June can apply now to have their roads officially closed for free.

The weekend of June 2-5, has been set aside as an extended bank holiday providing opportunities for communities to come together to celebrate this historic milestone.

During the four-day weekend, local people are being invited to run their own street parties and host a ‘Big Jubilee Lunch’ to mark this momentous occasion.

Cabinet Member for Highways, Councillor Heulwen Hulme said: “Applying for a closure for a street party would normally attract an administration fee but the council has decided to waive the fee to help communities celebrate this important anniversary.

“To mark the Queen’s historic 70-year reign, we would like to encourage residents across Powys to celebrate their connections, get to know each other a little bit better and bring the jubilee celebrations into the heart of every community by hosting street parties and joining in with The Big Jubilee Lunch.”

For more information on getting involved with the jubilee celebrations, visit https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/the-big-jubilee-lunch.

To process applications for street parties and subsequent road closures in time, any individual or group who intend to hold a community event on a public highway, need to let the council know by March 27.

An application form and further information can be obtained by contacting the council's Traffic Section through traffic@powys.gov.uk.

PICTURE: Her Majesty on a previous visit to Welshpool.

 


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