Chiswick Streets Get Set To Party
W4 will host the highest number of street parties in the Borough
Chiswick has the largest number of Diamond Jubilee street parties approved by Hounslow Council for the June bank holiday period, with seven celebratory events getting permission to close roads and put up bunting.
The parties over the June 2-5th period have been approved under Hounslow Council’s community grant scheme whereby groups could bid for up to £500 to put on a celebratory activity or event.
A total of 36 street parties have been approved across the Borough, according to the Council. Brentford is the next highest, with approval for five or six events.
Anyone wishing to organise a street party over the Diamond Jubilee weekend may now be too late, as the applications also require road closures. The Council says road closures should be applied for eight weeks prior to an event.
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The Council spokesperson said thirty-six celebratory events was a reasonable number.
The Council waived fees for administration and road barriers for the Queen’s Jubilee street parties. Road closures usually cost £25 and hiring of barriers around £58.
A host of advice on health and safety issues, ranging from signage, barriers, bunting, banners, noise pollution, food safety and bouncy castles, is currently available to read on the Council’s website.
The Jubilee celebrations will take place over an extended bank holiday spanning 2nd-5th June 2012. In addition to street parties taking place all over the country there will be a number of major public events taking place including the Thames River Pageant on June 3rd where over a thousand boats will sail through the city to mark the occasion.
Local MP Mary Macleod praised local residents who are organising street parties ahead of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. In a speech made to fellow Parliamentarians the Brentford and Isleworth MP commented, “Let us use this year of the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics and Paralympics to regain our sense of Britishness. Let us be proud to be British. Let us talk up British business and most of all, our people: those who really make Britain what it is today, with the Queen at the helm.”
Mary added, “I think that the Queen symbolises so much of what is good in our society. I would urge local residents to use this occasion to celebrate the diversity of culture and history that make up our community. Setting up a street party is easy and a fantastic opportunity to organise an event that everyone can get involved in.
Transport for London (TfL) has advised everyone intending to travel to central London to attend any celebratory events over the Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend to use public transport and warned that Sunday, June 3rd will be particularly busy, with road and bridge closures.
The transport body has advised people to plan journeys well in advance, and to check before they travel by visiting tfl.gov.uk/diamondjubilee
May 11, 2012