Council offers free licences for Platinum Jubilee street parties

Gloucester County Council Press Release – 11 March 2022

Gloucestershire County Council have waived its usual fees for street parties for Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June.

Special events, including street parties, that involve closing a road require a legal order to be in place, which requires a fee to be paid to the council.

However, for the Platinum Jubilee weekend of celebrations fees will not apply and licences can be obtained free of charge.

The Platinum Jubilee will mark the 70th anniversary of the Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. She is the first UK monarch to celebrate this milestone.

Events will take place throughout the year and a four-day Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend will take place from Thursday, 2 June, to Sunday, 5 June.

Applications take a minimum of 12 weeks to process. Anyone looking to host a street party should contact streetworks@gloucestershire.gov.uk with the street(s) affected, the date of the event, and a brief description.

Cllr Vernon Smith, Cabinet member responsible for Highways, said: “Street parties are a brilliant way for communities to mark the Platinum Jubilee and Her Majesty the Queen’s incredible milestone.

“We want to see as many people as possible celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in Gloucestershire, and I’m pleased that we have been able to waive fees for licences to help make this possible.”

For more information, please visit https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/highways/apply-for/streetworks-licences-permits-and-permissions/road-lane-closures-special-events-filming/ for further information.